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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 ARND 1310Z SEEN ON WEB CAM to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Wed, 27 Feb 2019, 14:15
14:15 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX21 at 14:00 UTC, 27/02/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190227/1356Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/161

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


ERUPTION DETAILS: VA CLD ARND 1310Z SEEN ON WEB
CAM

OBS VA DTG:
27/1342Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1853 W09835 - N1847 W09833
- N1844
W09841 - N1851 W09841 - N1853 W09835 MOV
S 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR:
27/1930Z SFC/FL200 N1901 W09838
- N1901 W09837 - N1838 W09831 - N1838
W09844 -
N1901 W09838

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 28/0130Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH
EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 28/0730Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA CLD SEEN ON WEB CAM
AND CONFIRMED IN STLT
IMAGERY. VA CLD CURRENTLY 11 NM S OF
SUMMIT.
FURTHER VA CLDS MAY BE EXP BASED ON ACT. ...KIBLER

NXT
ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190227/2000Z

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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