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Popocatépetl Volcano: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash

Wed, 8 Jun 2022, 14:00
14:00 PM | 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..

FVXX22 at 13:52 UTC, 08/06/22 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20220608/1350Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2022/071

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT VA EMS.

OBS VA DTG: 08/1341Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1902 W09839 - N1902 W09838
- N1900 W09847 - N1902 W09847 - N1902 W09839 MOV
W 20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 08/1930Z SFC/FL190 N1904 W09909
- N1903 W09838 - N1901 W09838 - N1853 W09908 -
N1904 W09909

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 09/0130Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 09/0730Z NO VA EXP

RMK: VA EMS OBSD ON WEBCAM AT 1249Z AND 1321Z. VA
OBSD BY G16 MOVG W TO 10 NMI AWAY FM SUMMIT. VA
LKLY TO DISP QUICKLY. FL ESTD FM 12Z MMMX
RADIOSONDE. NWP MDLS FCST LTLCG IN WINDS THRU
T+6. ...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20220608/1945Z

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Wed, 8 Jun 2022, 03:16

Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico): moderately strong eruption with ash-rich emissions tonight

Abundant ash emissions from Popocatépetl volcano tonight (image: CENAPRED)
A moderately strong explosion occurred at the volcano briefly after midnight at 00:36 local time. ... Read all
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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


Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View
Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View
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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