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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.

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Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

Popocatépetl Volcano: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash

Thu, 8 Apr 2021, 06:45
06:45 AM | BY: VN
Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes.
The full report is as follows: INTMT VA EMS..

FVXX21 at 06:43 UTC, 08/04/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210408/0641Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2021/337

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT VA EMS.

OBS VA DTG: 08/0626Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1900 W09837 - N1900 W09837
- N1849 W09832 - N1848 W09837 - N1900 W09837 MOV
S 15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 08/1230Z SFC/FL190 N1901 W09837
- N1834 W09830 - N1840 W09849 - N1856 W09847 -
N1901 W09837

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 08/1830Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 09/0030Z NO VA EXP

RMK: SML VA EM OBSD AT 0518Z DISPG ABT 10 NMI SSE
OF SUMMIT. 2ND EM OBS IN WEBCAM AT 0603Z SHOWS UP
CLRLY ON G16 RGB COMPOSITE STLT IMAGERY. NWP MDLS
SUGGEST VA AT FL190 WITH WSHIFT MOVG VA SW BY
T+6. ...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210408/1245Z

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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