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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

Monday Oct 08, 2018 11:15 AM |

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

FVXX20 at 11:13 UTC, 08/10/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181008/1111Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/437

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMS

OBS VA
DTG: 08/1052Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1934 W09828 - N1923 W09809
- N1900
W09836 - N1901 W09838 - N1934 W09828 MOV
NE 10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR:
08/1700Z SFC/FL220 N1943 W09828
- N1928 W09802 - N1859 W09837 - N1901
W09837 -
N1943 W09828

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 08/2300Z SFC/FL220
N1946
W09822 - N1924 W09758 - N1859 W09836 - N1901
W09837 - N1946
W09822

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 09/0500Z SFC/FL220 N1940
W09811 - N1919
W09751 - N1859 W09835 - N1900
W09837 - N1940 W09811

RMK: VA CL OBS IN
STLT IMAGERY AND WEBCAM MOV NE
EXTENDING 15 NMI FM SUMMIT. NWP MODELS
AGREE WELL
WITH TRANSPORT. ...BOLL

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY
20181008/1715Z

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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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