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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: NEW VA OBSD

Wednesday Mar 06, 2019 18:30 PM | BY: VN

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX21 at 18:18 UTC, 06/03/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190306/1816Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/199

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA OBSD

OBS VA DTG: 06/1745Z

OBS
VA CLD: SFC/FL270 N1835 W09816 - N1833 W09809
- N1823 W09822 - N1828
W09823 - N1835 W09816 MOV
SE 5-10KT SFC/FL240 N1910 W09847 - N1902
W09838 -
N1900 W09838 - N1902 W09851 - N1910 W09847 MOV NW
5-10KT

FCST
VA CLD +6HR: 07/0000Z SFC/FL270 NO ASH
EXPSFC/FL240 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA
CLD +12HR: 07/0600Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 07/1200Z NO ASH
EXP

RMK: VA EM SEEN IN STLT MOV NW AND SE AT FL240
AND FL270
RESPECTIVELY. DISCRETE VA CLD MOV SE
EXPTD TO DSIPT WI 6 HRS ...KIM

NXT
ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190307/0015Z

Previous news
Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  6 Mar 2019
Wednesday, Mar 06, 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]
Tuesday, Mar 05, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, Mar 05, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Monday, Mar 04, 2019
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 . ... [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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