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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: ONGOING VA EMS

Tuesday Mar 06, 2018 18:45 PM |

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

FVXX21 at 18:31 UTC, 06/03/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180306/1829Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/135

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. CIMSS
VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMS

OBS VA DTG: 06/1745Z

OBS VA
CLD: SFC/FL220 N2014 W09841 - N2014 W09830
- N1900 W09835 - N1901
W09838 - N2014 W09841 MOV
N 15-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 07/0000Z
SFC/FL220 N2018 W09831
- N2014 W09808 - N1859 W09835 - N1901 W09838
-
N2018 W09831

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 07/0600Z SFC/FL220 N2016
W09821 -
N2010 W09755 - N1859 W09835 - N1901
W09838 - N2016 W09821

FCST VA CLD
+18HR: 07/1200Z SFC/FL220 NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA EXTD 74 NM N FR THE
SUMMIT. NWP MODEL
GUIDANCE INDICATES A N TO NE MOV THROUGH +12
HRS.
...ZHU

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20180307/0030Z

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Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018
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Monday, Mar 05, 2018
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Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  4 Mar 2018
Sunday, Mar 04, 2018
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Saturday, Mar 03, 2018
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Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  1 Mar 2018
Thursday, Mar 01, 2018
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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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