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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: RECENT VA EM AND REMNANT VA to 18000 ft (5500 m)

Thursday Mar 28, 2019 19:00 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 18000 ft (5500 m) altitude or flight level 180 and is moving at 15-20 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 18:54 UTC, 28/03/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190328/1850Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/289

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: RECENT VA EM AND
REMNANT VA

OBS VA DTG: 28/1815Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL180 N1900 W09837 -
N1859 W09836
- N1853 W09835 - N1853 W09840 - N1900 W09837 MOV
S 10-15KT
SFC/FL230 N1824 W09852 - N1755 W09811 -
N1731 W09806 - N1656 W09657 -
N1615 W09644 -
N1714 W09819 - N1824 W09852 MOV S 15-20KT
SFC/FL250
N1842 W09448 - N1720 W09531 - N1744
W09624 - N1801 W09611 - N1749
W09533 - N1841
W09456 - N1842 W09448 MOV E 30-35KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR:
29/0030Z SFC/FL180 N1900 W09837
- N1900 W09836 - N1847 W09836 - N1847
W09841 -
N1900 W09837 SFC/FL230 NO ASH EXP SFC/FL250 NO
ASH EXP

FCST VA
CLD +12HR: 29/0630Z SFC/FL180 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 29/1230Z
NO ASH EXP

RMK: LGT REMNANT VA OBS 100 NM S TO 175 NM SSE OF
SUMMIT.
THINNER REMNANT VA OBS 225 NM E OF
SUMMIT MOVG ESE. VA EM AT 1717Z OBS
12 NM S OF
SUMMIT. REMNANT VA EXPCD TO DISP BY T+6 WITH MORE
VA EMS
PSBL. ...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190329/0045Z

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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