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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: CONTINUOUS VA EMS

Saturday Oct 07, 2017 12:00 PM |

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

FVXX21 at 11:46 UTC, 07/10/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20171007/1143Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/108

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NON-OPERATIONAL
GOES-16.
NWP MODELS. NOAA CIMSS ALERT. ABBA. VOLCANO WEB
CAMERA.


ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA EMS

OBS VA DTG: 07/1115Z

OBS VA CLD:
SFC/FL220 N1904 W09839 - N1859 W09834
- N1838 W09849 - N1845 W09856 -
N1904 W09839 MOV
SW 10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 07/1730Z SFC/FL220 N1902
W09839
- N1859 W09835 - N1822 W09900 - N1834 W09909 -
N1902 W09839

FCST
VA CLD +12HR: 07/2330Z SFC/FL220 N1903
W09838 - N1859 W09835 - N1823
W09901 - N1834
W09908 - N1903 W09838

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 08/0530Z
SFC/FL220 N1904
W09838 - N1859 W09835 - N1822 W09900 - N1832
W09908 -
N1904 W09838

RMK: CONT VA EMS OBS IN STLT IMAGERY MOVG SW FM
SUMMIT
NEAR FL220. VA EXTDS FOR 25NMI THRU 1115Z.
VA FCST TO PERSIST THRU
T+18HRS. ...RAMIREZ

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20171007/1745Z

Previous news
Friday, Oct 06, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  6 Oct 2017
Friday, Oct 06, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 05, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, Oct 01, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
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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