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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: REMNANT VA FM 16/0855Z ERUPTION to 25000 ft (7600 m)

Saturday Mar 16, 2019 17:00 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 25000 ft (7600 m) altitude or flight level 250 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 16:57 UTC, 16/03/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190316/1649Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/249

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO. WEB
CAM.
NWP MODELS. HYSPLIT. ASH3D. VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: REMNANT VA
FM 16/0855Z ERUPTION
AND NEW VA EMS FM 16/1542Z.

OBS VA DTG:
16/1617Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL250 N1923 W09834 - N1922 W09819
- N1908
W09820 - N1908 W09832 - N1923 W09834 MOV
NE 20-25KT SFC/FL280 N2110
W09603 - N2059 W09602
- N2059 W09611 - N2108 W09614 - N2110 W09603
MOV
NE 20-25KT SFC/FL380 N1913 W09551 - N1911 W09543
- N1828 W09540 -
N1828 W09553 - N1913 W09551 MOV
E 25-30KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 16/2230Z
SFC/FL250 N2043 W09621
- N2043 W09614 - N2024 W09607 - N2022 W09613
-
N2043 W09621 SFC/FL280 NO ASH EXP SFC/FL380 NO ASH
EXP

FCST VA CLD
+12HR: 17/0430Z SFC/FL250 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 17/1030Z NO
ASH EXP

RMK: NEW VA EMS AT 16/1542Z MOV NE AND 15 NM FM
SUMMIT.
DIFFICULT TO SEE ENTIRE VA CLD DUE TO WX
CLDS. REMNANT VA FM 16/0855Z
CONT TO DSIPT IN
STLT MOV ESE AT FL280. VA TO FL380 DSIPT QUICKLY
BUT
ALSO HARD TO SEE DUE TO WX CLDS. FURTHER ACT MAY BE
EXP
...KIBLER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190316/2245Z

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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