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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: DISCREET VA EM

Tuesday Jul 04, 2017 18:15 PM |

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

FVXX21 at 18:12 UTC, 04/07/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170704/1810Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/043

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. EXPERIMENTAL
GOES-16.
VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: DISCREET VA EM

OBS VA
DTG: 04/1715Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL250 N1907 W09825 - N1903 W09824
- N1902
W09827 - N1905 W09829 - N1907 W09825 MOV
NE 0-5KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR:
04/2330Z SFC/FL250 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 05/0530Z NO ASH
EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 05/1130Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA PUFF SEEN IN STLT
LOCATED APRX 15 NM NE
OF SUMMIT. NOT SEEN IN WEBCAM DUE TO MET CLDS.
EM
EXPECTED TO DISP WI 6 HRS. ...VELASCO

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED
BY 20170705/0015Z

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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


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