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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: CONS VA EM

Wednesday Nov 08, 2017 00:45 AM |

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

FVXX21 at 00:36 UTC, 08/11/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20171108/0033Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/171

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA
EM

OBS VA DTG: 08/0015Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1903 W09838 - N1900
W09837
- N1819 W09935 - N1829 W09944 - N1903 W09838 MOV
SW 20-25KT

FCST
VA CLD +6HR: 08/0630Z SFC/FL220 N1903 W09838
- N1900 W09837 - N1822
W09941 - N1833 W09949 -
N1903 W09838

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 08/1230Z
SFC/FL220 N1903
W09838 - N1900 W09837 - N1829 W09947 - N1841
W09951 -
N1903 W09838

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 08/1830Z SFC/FL220 N1902
W09837 -
N1900 W09837 - N1838 W09949 - N1849
W09951 - N1902 W09837

RMK: CONS
LGT VA PLUME EXTND TO APRX 75 NM WSW OF
SUMMIT AS SEEN IN STLT. CONS
VA EM ALSO SEEN IN
WEB CAM. VA EM EXPECTED TO CONT BASED ON RECENT
ACT.
...VELASCO

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20171108/0630Z

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Tuesday, Nov 07, 2017
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Monday, Nov 06, 2017
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Sunday, Nov 05, 2017
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Sunday, Nov 05, 2017
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Saturday, Nov 04, 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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