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Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
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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 EM OBSD to 20000 ft (6100 m)
Monday Mar 11, 2019 23:15 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 11 Mar 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 .
The full report is as follows:
FVXX21 at 23:07 UTC, 11/03/19 from KNES
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
ADVISORY NR: 2019/228
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP
ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EM OBSD
OBS VA DTG:
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1922 W09851 - N1917 W09831
W09830 - N1916 W09850 - N1922 W09851 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR:
12/0500Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 12/1100Z NO ASH
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 12/1700Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: NEW VA EM SEEN IN STLT
MOV NNW AWAY FM
SUMMIT. VA EXPCD TO DSIPT WI 6 HRS. ...KIM
ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190312/0500Z
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.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution - Popocatepetl information
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