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Popocatépetl volcano
Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Popocatépetl volcano eruptions:
1345-47, 1354, 1363(?), 1488, 1504, 1509(?), 1512, 1518, 1519-23(?), 1528, 1530, 1539-40, 1542, 1548, 1571, 1580, 1590, 1592-94, 1642, 1663-65, 1666-67, 1697, 1720, 1802-04, 1827(?), 1834(?), 1852(?), 1919-22, 1923-24, 1925-27(?), 1933, 1942-43, 1947, 1994-95, 1996-2003, 2004-ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Dominantly explosive, construction of lava domes. Plinian eruptions at intervals of several centuries or few thousands of years, vulcanian and strombolian activity in intermittent phases.

Popocatépetl volcano tours:
Popocatépetl Volcano Special (tour to see the ongoing eruption of Mexico's most active volcano)

Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONS VA EMS SEEN IN STLT AND WEBCAM. to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Sat, 2 Jan 2021, 02:15
02:15 AM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX21 at 02:04 UTC, 02/01/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210102/0201Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2021/004

INFO SOURCE: GOES-16. WEBCAM. NWP MODELS.
RADIOSONDE. VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EMS SEEN IN STLT AND
WEBCAM.

OBS VA DTG: 02/0151Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N2040 W09711 - N2029 W09701
- N1901 W09835 - N1906 W09840 - N2040 W09711 MOV
NE 35KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 02/0800Z SFC/FL190 N2047 W09706
- N2034 W09656 - N1902 W09835 - N1907 W09839 -
N2047 W09706

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 02/1400Z SFC/FL190 N2035
W09656 - N2019 W09644 - N1902 W09836 - N1905
W09841 - N2035 W09656

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 02/2000Z SFC/FL190 N2020
W09644 - N2007 W09637 - N1901 W09837 - N1907
W09841 - N2020 W09644

RMK: VA SEEN IN WEBCAM AND STLT MOV NE AND EXTDG
ARND 120 NM FM SUMMIT BEFORE DSIPTG OR BCMG TO
LGT TO DETECT. NWP GUIDANCE INDICATES A CONT
NE-LY MOV THRU T+6 HRS AND BCMG MORE ENE BY T+12
HRS. VOLCAT ALERTS RECEIVED. ...KIBLER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210102/0800Z

Previous news

Background:

Volcán Popocatépetl, whose name is the Aztec word for smoking mountain, towers to 5426 m 70 km SE of Mexico City to form North America's 2nd-highest volcano.  The glacier-clad stratovolcano contains a steep-walled, 250-450 m deep crater.  The generally symmetrical volcano is modified by the sharp-peaked Ventorrillo on the NW, a remnant of an earlier volcano. 
At least three previous major cones were destroyed by gravitational failure during the Pleistocene, producing massive debris-avalanche deposits covering broad areas south of the volcano.  The modern volcano was constructed to the south of the late-Pleistocene to Holocene El Fraile cone.  Three major plinian eruptions, the most recent of which took place about 800 AD, have occurred from Popocatépetl since the mid Holocene, accompanied by pyroclastic flows and voluminous lahars that swept basins below the volcano.  Frequent historical eruptions, first recorded in Aztec codices, have occurred since precolumbian time.


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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution - Popocatepetl information


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