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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: REMNANT VA EMS OBS to 26000 ft (7900 m)
Friday Mar 29, 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 26000 ft (7900 m) altitude or flight level 260 and is moving at 25-30 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:
FVXX20 at 16:53 UTC, 29/03/19 from KNES
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
ADVISORY NR: 2019/295
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP
ASH3D. VOLCAT. CENAPRED.
ERUPTION DETAILS: REMNANT VA EMS
OBS VA DTG: 29/1632Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL260 N1750 W09104 - N1653
- N1605 W09107 - N1616 W09125 - N1656 W09059 -
N1741 W09132 -
N1750 W09104 MOV E 25-30KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 29/2230Z SFC/FL260 NO
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 30/0430Z NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR:
30/1030Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: REMNANT VA EMS OBS MOV E NEAR MEXICO
BORDER. VA SIGNATURE IS LGT AND IS FCST
TO DISP WITHIN T+6HRS.
CENAPRED VO ACT LEVEL
REMAINS HIGH FOR POPO. ...FISHER
WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190329/2245Z
Friday, Mar 29, 2019
During the past weeks, the activity of the volcano has been gradually increasing. Large explosions and significant ash emissions have become more common. ... read all
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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