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Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View
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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: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB CAM to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Sat, 23 Jan 2021, 22:30
22:30 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 23 Jan 2021
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 23 Jan 2021
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 22:25 UTC, 23/01/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210123/2222Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2021/104

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB
CAM

OBS VA DTG: 23/2211Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1922 W09844 - N1922 W09831
- N1901 W09835 - N1900 W09838 - N1922 W09844 MOV
N 15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 24/0400Z SFC/FL190 N1925 W09829
- N1859 W09834 - N1900 W09838 - N1925 W09846 -
N1925 W09829

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 24/1000Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 24/1600Z NO VA EXP

RMK: OCNL LGT VA EMS OBS IN STLT AND SUMMIT WEB
CAM. LOW CONF WITH VA EXT DUE TO WX CLDS OBS IN
REGION. VA HGT/DIR FM PREV VAA, STLT/NWP MDLS
SHOWS CONT N-LY MOVMT THRU T+6. ...SAMBUCCI

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210124/0415Z

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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