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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: VA EMS BGNG ARND 28/1803Z. to 22000 ft (6700 m)

Tuesday May 28, 2019 19:00 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 28 May 2019
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 28 May 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 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 18:52 UTC, 28/05/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190528/1849Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/379

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS.
ASH3D.
VOLCAT. RADIOSONDE.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS BGNG ARND
28/1803Z.

OBS VA DTG: 28/1836Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1902 W09840 -
N1859 W09837
- N1856 W09847 - N1901 W09848 - N1902 W09840 MOV
SW
20-25KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 29/0030Z SFC/FL220 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD
+12HR: 29/0630Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 29/1230Z NO ASH EXP

RMK:
VA EMS FIRST RPRTD BY MEXICO CITY MWO AND
CONFIRMED IN STLT AND WEB
CAM. VA HGT AND MOV
BASED ON STLT, MMEX SOUNDING, MODEL GUIDANCE
AND
MWO. VA EXP TO DSIP BY T+6 HRS. ADL VA EMS ARE
POSS. ...KIBLER

NXT
ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190529/0045Z

Previous news

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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