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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: OCNL VA EMS

Saturday Jan 27, 2018 11:30 AM |

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

FVXX20 at 11:20 UTC, 27/01/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180127/1118Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/053

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. CIMSS
VOLCAT.
VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL VA EMS

OBS VA DTG:
27/1045Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1947 W09746 - N1934 W09734
- N1859
W09835 - N1901 W09838 - N1947 W09746 MOV
NE 20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR:
27/1700Z SFC/FL220 N1958 W09749
- N1946 W09733 - N1857 W09835 - N1902
W09838 -
N1958 W09749

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 27/2300Z SFC/FL220
N1949
W09744 - N1933 W09730 - N1857 W09835 - N1902
W09839 - N1949
W09744

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 28/0500Z SFC/FL220 NO ASH EXP

RMK: REMNANT
VA EMS ARE SEEN IN STLT IMAGERY MOV
TO THE NE AND EXTD ABT 67 NMI FM
SUMMIT. OCNL EMS
ARE EXPECTED BASED ON RECENT ACTIVITY. HEIGHT
RAISED
BASED ON MODEL GUIDANCE AND SPEED.
...WHISNANT

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE
ISSUED BY 20180127/1715Z

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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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