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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: CONS VA EMS MOVG SE to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Wednesday Apr 10, 2019 18:00 PM | BY: VN

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 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX23 at 17:50 UTC, 10/04/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190410/1747Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/318

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EMS MOVG SE

OBS VA
DTG: 10/1721Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1902 W09838 - N1858 W09832
- N1856
W09838 - N1902 W09840 - N1902 W09838 MOV
SE 10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR:
10/2330Z SFC/FL200 N1902 W09839
- N1838 W09806 - N1828 W09816 - N1902
W09840 -
N1902 W09839

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 11/0530Z SFC/FL200
N1902
W09839 - N1841 W09747 - N1823 W09804 - N1902
W09840 - N1902
W09839

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 11/1130Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP

RMK: CONS MDT
VA EMS OBS IN WEBCAM AND G16 STLT
IMAGERY MOVG SSE. VA EMS BEGAN AT
1658Z. NWP MDLS
FCST GRADUAL WIND SHIFT FM OUT OF THE NNW TO OUT
OF THE
NW BY T+12. ...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190410/2345Z

Previous news
Saturday, Apr 06, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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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