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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 EM AT 2220Z.

Monday Oct 08, 2018 23:30 PM |

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

FVXX20 at 23:23 UTC, 08/10/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181008/2320Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/440

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM
AT 2220Z.

OBS VA DTG: 08/2302Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL250 N1915 W09828 -
N1913 W09826
- N1911 W09828 - N1913 W09831 - N1915 W09828 MOV
NE
20-25KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 09/0500Z SFC/FL220 N1916 W09832
- N1913
W09827 - N1901 W09837 - N1901 W09837 -
N1916 W09832 SFC/FL250 NO ASH
EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 09/1100Z SFC/FL220 N1916
W09829 - N1912 W09825 -
N1900 W09837 - N1901
W09837 - N1916 W09829

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 09/1700Z
SFC/FL220 NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA EM OBS IN WEB CAM AT 2220Z. VA TO 20NM
NE
OF SUMMIT. VA EXPCD TO DISP QUICKLY. T+6 AND T+12
FCSTS BASED ON
PSBL LOWER LVL EMS. OBS VA MOV
FASTER THAN NWP MDL FCSTS. NWP MDLS
SUGGEST LTLCG
IN WINDS THRU T+12. ...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE
ISSUED BY 20181009/0515Z

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Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  7 Oct 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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