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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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Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: LGT VA EMS

Saturday Apr 06, 2019 13:45 PM | BY: VN

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX20 at 13:29 UTC, 06/04/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190406/1327Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/315

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: LGT VA EMS

OBS VA DTG: 06/1316Z

OBS VA
CLD: SFC/FL200 N1907 W09832 - N1905 W09827
- N1859 W09836 - N1902
W09838 - N1907 W09832 MOV
NE 15-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 06/1930Z
SFC/FL200 N1913 W09823
- N1911 W09815 - N1859 W09835 - N1902 W09839
-
N1913 W09823

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 07/0130Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA
CLD +18HR: 07/0730Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: LGT VA EMS OBS IN STLT AND IN
WEBCAM
STREAMING NE FM THE SUMMIT. ASH IS ARND FL200.
...RAMIREZ

NXT
ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190406/1930Z

Previous news
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  6 Apr 2019
Saturday, Apr 06, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 . ... [more]
Thursday, Apr 04, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Wednesday, Apr 03, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 . ... [more]
Wednesday, Apr 03, 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 . ... [more]
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  2 Apr 2019
Tuesday, Apr 02, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 23000 ft (7000 m) altitude or flight level 230 . ... [more]

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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