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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 CLD HAS DISP IN STLT

Saturday Jan 05, 2019 23:15 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  5 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 5 Jan 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX21 at 23:02 UTC, 05/01/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190105/2257Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/015

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA CLD HAS DISP IN STLT

OBS VA DTG:
05/2230Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA.

FCST VA
CLD +6HR: NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: NO
VA EXP

RMK: VA CLD MOV SE-SSE HAS DISP IN STLT IMAGERY
UNDER MOSTLY
CLEAR SKIES. VOLCANO CAM DOES NOT
SHOW ANY NEW VA EMS AT THIS TIME.
FURTHE VA ACT IS
POSS. ...KIBLER

NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

Previous news
Saturday, Jan 05, 2019
Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes. ... [more]
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]

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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