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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)
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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: EM REPORTED AT 25/0615Z

Sunday Sep 25, 2016 06:45 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX21 at 06:41 UTC, 25/09/16 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20160925/0639Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2016/224

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY
MWO.
RADIOSONDE.

ERUPTION DETAILS: EM REPORTED AT 25/0615Z

OBS VA DTG:
25/0615Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS
SFC/FL210 150/5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 25/1230Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR:
25/1830Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 26/0030Z

RMK: MWO REPORTED EM TO FL210 AT
0615Z. VA NOT
DETECTED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY DUE TO WX
CLOUD.
...SZATANEK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20160925/1245Z

Previous news
Friday, Sep 23, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 14 Sep 2016
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  8 Sep 2016
Thursday, Sep 08, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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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