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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: ONGOING VA EMS to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Thursday Mar 07, 2019 10:15 AM | BY: VN

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 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX21 at 10:03 UTC, 07/03/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190307/1001Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/204

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMS

OBS VA DTG:
07/0952Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1916 W09853 - N1916 W09844
- N1907
W09839 - N1902 W09833 - N1859 W09822 -
N1853 W09819 - N1852 W09839 -
N1900 W09851 -
N1916 W09853 MOV SW 0-5KT SFC/FL240 N1846 W09753
- N1837
W09743 - N1804 W09740 - N1755 W09756 -
N1816 W09828 - N1828 W09824 -
N1837 W09805 -
N1846 W09753 MOV SE 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 07/1600Z
SFC/FL190 N1919 W09850
- N1907 W09838 - N1858 W09818 - N1848 W09825
-
N1841 W09858 - N1859 W09911 - N1919 W09850
SFC/FL240 NO ASH EXP

FCST
VA CLD +12HR: 07/2200Z SFC/FL190 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR:
08/0400Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA FM PREV ADVY REMAINS SLIGHTLY VISIBLE
IN
STLT IMAGERY. NEW VA EM OBS AT FL190 MOV SW FM
SUMMIT. NWP MODEL
GUIDANCE AGREES WITH
TRAJECTORIES. ...BOLL

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE
ISSUED BY 20190307/1600Z

Previous news
Thursday, Mar 07, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 24000 ft (7300 m) altitude or flight level 240 . ... [more]
Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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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