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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: REMNANT VA CLD AND NEW LGT EM to 25000 ft (7600 m)

Wednesday Jan 23, 2019 11:00 AM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 25000 ft (7600 m) altitude or flight level 250 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX22 at 10:55 UTC, 23/01/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190123/1053Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/077

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: REMNANT VA CLD AND NEW LGT
EM

OBS VA DTG: 23/1015Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL250 N2136 W09732 - N2052
W09537
- N2006 W09648 - N2048 W09805 - N2136 W09732 MOV
NE 20-25KT
SFC/FL250 N1925 W09820 - N1919 W09752
- N1858 W09834 - N1903 W09841 -
N1925 W09820 MOV
NE 20-25KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 23/1630Z SFC/FL250 N2015
W09744
- N2001 W09658 - N1937 W09725 - N1955 W09805 -
N2015 W09744

FCST
VA CLD +12HR: 23/2230Z SFC/FL250 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR:
24/0430Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: REMNANT VA CLD FM 23/0305Z EM IS OBS IN
STLT
APPROX 150NMI NE FM SUMMIT NEAR FL250. A NEW LGT
EM WAS SEEN ARND
0830Z MOV NNE AND NE BLW FL250.
...RAMIREZ

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE
ISSUED BY 20190123/1700Z

Previous news

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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