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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: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash

Saturday Jan 05, 2019 17:15 PM | BY: VN

Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes.
The full report is as follows: INTMT VA EMS..

FVXX21 at 17:13 UTC, 05/01/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190105/1711Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/014

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT VA EMS.

OBS
VA DTG: 05/1702Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1844 W09726 - N1843 W09725
-
N1837 W09727 - N1839 W09730 - N1844 W09726 MOV
E 10-15KT SFC/FL200
N1901 W09833 - N1900 W09831 -
N1859 W09832 - N1859 W09834 - N1901
W09833 MOV E
0KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 05/2300Z SFC/FL200 N1901 W09837
-
N1851 W09807 - N1837 W09821 - N1900 W09837 -
N1901 W09837

FCST VA CLD
+12HR: 06/0500Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 06/1100Z NO
ASH EXP

RMK: VA FM EARLIER EM DISPG BUT SIGNATURE STILL
OBS 70NM ESE OF
SUMMIT. VA EM ALSO OBSD AT 1634Z
AN 1707Z IN WEBCAM. NWP MDLS FCST
CHANGE IN WINDS
TO OUT OF THE NNW BY T+6. ...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL
BE ISSUED BY 20190105/2315Z

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Saturday, Jan 05, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Jan 04, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Jan 04, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, Jan 01, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Monday, Dec 31, 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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