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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: VA DISP

Wednesday Sep 13, 2017 15:15 PM |

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

FVXX22 at 15:02 UTC, 13/09/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170913/1500Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/084

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NON-OPERATIONAL
GOES-16.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA DISP

OBS VA DTG: 13/1430Z

OBS VA CLD: VA
NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA.

FCST VA CLD +6HR: NO VA EXP

FCST
VA CLD +12HR: NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: NO VA EXP

RMK: VA HAS DISP.
...TURK

NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

Previous news
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
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Saturday, Aug 26, 2017
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Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 25 Aug 2017
Friday, Aug 25, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Monday, Aug 21, 2017
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Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  8 Aug 2017
Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017
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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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