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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: SOCIAL MEDIA

Wednesday Feb 14, 2018 02:00 AM |

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

FVXX24 at 01:46 UTC, 14/02/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180214/0143Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/093

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: SOCIAL
MEDIA

OBS VA DTG: 14/0130Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1914 W09910 - N1905
W09838
- N1858 W09841 - N1852 W09913 - N1914 W09910 MOV
W 5-10KT

FCST
VA CLD +6HR: 14/0730Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 14/1330Z
NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 14/1930Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: NEW VA EM SEEN
ON STLT AND WEB CAM IMAGERY. VA
SEEN MOV W AWAY FM THE SUMMIT. OBS
RPRTS VA EM AT
FL200. MODELS SUGGEST WINDS ARE BTN 5-10 KTS AROUND
FL200.
...KIM

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20180214/0745Z

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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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