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Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View
Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°WCurrent status
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| ReportsPopocatépetl volcano videosPopocatépetl volcano books | ToursPopocatépetl 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-ongoingTypical 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.Last earthquakes nearby
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Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NEW VA EMS AT 0016Z
Thursday May 23, 2019 01:00 AM | BY: VN
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX21 at 00:55 UTC, 23/05/19 from KNES
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
ADVISORY NR: 2019/364
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO. WEB
ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EMS AT 0016Z
RMK: WE HAVE RECEIVED
INFORMATION SUGGESTING A
POSSIBLE VA EMISSION. WE WILL GATHER
INFORMATION AND ISSUE A FULL ADVISORY AS SOON AS
ADVISORY: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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 . ... [more]
Monday, May 20, 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]
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ...
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, May 05, 2019
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 . ... [more]
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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