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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: ONGOING VA EM OBS VA DTG: 23/Z

Thu, 23 May 2019, 10:15
10:15 AM | BY: VN
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX21 at 10:00 UTC, 23/05/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190523/0953Z
VAAC: WASHINGTON
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
AREA: MEXICO
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/367
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP
MODELS.
VOLCAT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EM
OBS VA DTG: 23/Z
OBS VA
CLD: SFC/FL170 N1908 W09913 - N1901 W09837
- N1859 W09837 - N1848
W09844 - N1838 W09847 -
N1837 W09855 - N1847 W09909 - N1859 W09916
-
N1908 W09913 MOV SW 5-10KT SFC/FL180 N2002 W09932
- N1953 W09923 -
N1932 W09934 - N1907 W09938 -
N1859 W09938 - N1859 W09949 - N1925
W09957 -
N1943 W09949 - N1956 W09943 - N2002 W09932 MOV W
5-10KT
SFC/FL250 N1945 W09856 - N1938 W09834 -
N1923 W09816 - N1858 W09804 -
N1853 W09813 -
N1910 W09830 - N1928 W09849 - N1940 W09905 -
N1945
W09856 MOV NE 5-10KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 23/1500Z SFC/FL170 N1903
W09920
- N1902 W09838 - N1900 W09837 - N1834 W09845 -
N1823 W09859 -
N1832 W09916 - N1847 W09923 -
N1903 W09920 SFC/FL180 NO ASH
EXPSFC/FL250 N2000
W09838 - N1953 W09809 - N1934 W09747 - N1901
W09741
- N1852 W09754 - N1913 W09806 - N1932
W09823 - N1941 W09843 - N1946
W09901 - N1954
W09856 - N2000 W09838
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 23/2100Z
SFC/FL170 NO ASH
EXPSFC/FL250 N2001 W09758 - N1947 W09725 -
N1925
W09705 - N1859 W09714 - N1859 W09742 - N1916
W09748 - N1933
W09758 - N1944 W09812 - N1955
W09820 - N2001 W09758
FCST VA CLD +18HR:
24/0300Z SFC/FL250 NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA CLD VISIBLE 25 NMI SW FM SUMMIT
FL170,
THIN VA CLD VISIBLE 72 NMI W FM SUMMIT FL 180,
AND THICK VA CLD
VISIBLE 25 NMI NE FM SUMMIT
// END PART 01 //=

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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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