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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: REMNANT VA FR EARLIER EMS -

Sunday Nov 05, 2017 03:00 AM |

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

FVXX21 at 02:58 UTC, 05/11/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20171105/0252Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/156

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NON-OPERATIONAL
GOES-16.
NWP MODELS. VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: REMNANT VA
FR EARLIER EMS -
GASES AND POSS VA NR SUMMIT

OBS VA DTG: 05/0215Z

OBS VA
CLD: SFC/FL200 N1905 W09838 - N1859 W09837 -
N1851 W09841 - N1902
W09847 - N1905 W09838 MOV SW 10-15KT
SFC/FL250 N1807 W10030 - N1749
W10016
- N1729 W10059 - N1746 W10115 - N1747 W10113 -
N1807 W10030 MOV
SW 25-30KT SFC/FL250 N1837
W10132 - N1822 W10130 - N1823 W10154 -
N1836
W10158 - N1837 W10132 MOV W 20-25KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 05/0830Z
SFC/FL200 N1905 W09837
- N1858 W09837 -N1850 W09841 - N1903 W09847 -

N1905 W09837 SFC/FL250 N1733 W10341 - N1733 W10302
- N1717 W10259 -
N1712 W10343 - N1733 W10341
SFC/FL250 N1901 W10410 - N1852 W10346 -
N1837 W10353
- N1843 W10416 - N1901 W10410

FCST VA CLD +12HR:
05/1430Z SFC/FL200 N1904 W09836 -
N1858 W09837 - N1852 W09842 - N1902
W09846 - N1904 W09836
SFC/FL250 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 05/2030Z
SFC/FL200 N1905 W09836 -
N1859 W09837 - N1850 W09840 - N1903 W09848 -
N1905 W09836

RMK: REMNANT VA FR EARLIER EMS MOV RAPIDLY SW AND
W IN
TWO SEPARATE AREAS TWD COAST. NEAR SUMMIT
POSS LGT VA AND WATER
VAPOR. FURTHER EMS OF VA
MAY BE EXPECTED THROUGH T+18 HRS.
...KIBLER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20171105/0845Z

Previous news
Saturday, Nov 04, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  3 Nov 2017
Friday, Nov 03, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Nov 03, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Monday, Oct 30, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, Oct 29, 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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