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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: PSBL ONGOING VA EMS

Sunday Oct 07, 2018 07:30 AM |

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

FVXX20 at 07:22 UTC, 07/10/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181007/0710Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/431

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: PSBL ONGOING VA EMS

OBS
VA DTG: 07/0652Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1929 W09834 - N1927 W09825
-
N1859 W09836 - N1901 W09837 - N1929 W09834 MOV
N 5KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR:
07/1300Z SFC/FL200 N1924 W09819
- N1916 W09813 - N1859 W09837 - N1901
W09837 -
N1924 W09819

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 07/1900Z SFC/FL200
N1908
W09810 - N1857 W09811 - N1859 W09837 - N1901
W09837 - N1908
W09810

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 08/0100Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA NOT
VISIBLE IN STLT OR WEBCAM DUE TO WX
CLD IN THE AREA. LTLCG FM PREV
FCST. ...BOLL

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20181007/1315Z

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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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