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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 LAST NIGHT ERUPTION to 22000 ft (6700 m)

Wednesday Mar 27, 2019 11:15 AM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 and is moving at 15-20 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 11:11 UTC, 27/03/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190327/1110Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/281

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP
MODELS.
ASH3D. VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: REMNANT VA FM LAST NIGHT
ERUPTION

OBS VA DTG: 27/1047Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1737 W09957 -
N1719 W09754
- N1716 W09538 - N1648 W09545 - N1656 W09753 -
N1719
W10001 - N1737 W09957 MOV S 15-20KT
SFC/FL280 N1734 W09343 - N1705
W09331 - N1637
W09426 - N1655 W09441 - N1734 W09343 MOV SE
30-35KT

FCST
VA CLD +6HR: 27/1700Z SFC/FL220 N1525 W09807
- N1518 W09703 - N1520
W09527 - N1448 W09537 -
N1502 W09804 - N1525 W09807 SFC/FL280
N1449
W09212 - N1428 W09156 - N1407 W09237 - N1438
W09246 - N1449
W09212

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 27/2300Z SFC/FL220 NO ASH
EXP SFC/FL280 NO
ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 28/0500Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: REMNANT VA OBS IN
STLT TO FL220 MOV S IS
DSIPTG ON W EDGE AND CURRENTLY 115 NM S
OF
VOLCANO. VA MOV SE TO FL280 IS MIXING WITH WX
CLDS BUT STILL OBS IN
STLT. FL280 VA IS ROUGHLY
225 SE OF SUMMIT AND IS GETTING HARDER TO
SEE.
...KIBLER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190327/1715Z

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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