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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: VA EMS AT 10/2224Z OBS VA DTG:

Tuesday Jun 12, 2018 11:45 AM |

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

FVXX23 at 11:39 UTC, 12/06/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180611/0013Z
VAAC: WASHINGTON
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
AREA: MEXICO
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]
ADVISORY NR: 2018/244
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO.
NWP
MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS AT 10/2224Z
OBS VA DTG:
11/0007Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1901 W09835 - N1901 W09805
- N1828
W09841 - N1859 W09837 - N1901 W09835 MOV
SW 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR:
11/0600Z SFC/FL220 N1901 W09805
- N1851 W09729 - N1813 W09820 - N1828
W09841 -
N1901 W09805
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 11/1200Z SFC/FL220
N1850
W09728 - N1841 W09701 - N1753 W09756 - N1813
W09819 - N1850
W09728
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 11/1800Z SFC/FL220 NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA EMS AT
10/2224Z OBS IN STLT IMAGERY MOV
SE IN STLT IMAGERY. MWO CONFIRMS LOW
ASH CONTENT
EMS. NWP GUIDANCE SUGGEST CONT MOV SE THROUGH
+12HRS.
...FISHER
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20180611/0615Z

Previous news
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 11 Jun 2018
Monday, Jun 11, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Saturday, Jun 02, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Jun 01, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 29 May 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Monday, May 28, 2018
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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