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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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Popocatépetl Volcano: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash

Monday Feb 04, 2019 11:45 AM | 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 .

FVXX22 at 11:29 UTC, 04/02/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190204/1127Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/104

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


ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT VA EMS

OBS VA DTG: 04/1117Z

OBS VA CLD:
SFC/FL210 N1922 W09752 - N1916 W09749
- N1912 W09756 - N1917 W09800 -
N1922 W09752 MOV
NE 20-25KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 04/1730Z SFC/FL210 N1907
W09801
- N1856 W09800 - N1859 W09836 - N1901 W09838 -
N1907 W09801

FCST
VA CLD +12HR: 04/2330Z SFC/FL210 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR:
05/0530Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA EM OBSD IN WEB CAM AT 1011Z WITH
SMALLER
EMS BFR AND AFTER THIS TIME. CONFDC IN OBS IS
MEDIUM DUE TO WX
CLDS PARTIALLY OBSCG VA. NWP
MDLS FCST VA TO MOV DUE EAST BY T+6HRS.
...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190204/1730Z

Previous news
Sunday, Feb 03, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, Feb 03, 2019
Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes. ... [more]
Saturday, Feb 02, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Saturday, Feb 02, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 . ... [more]
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  1 Feb 2019
Friday, Feb 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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