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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: POSS ONGOING VA EM to 26000 ft (7900 m)

Thursday Jun 06, 2019 02:30 AM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 26000 ft (7900 m) altitude or flight level 260 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 02:23 UTC, 06/06/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190606/0222Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/401

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ONGOING VA EM

OBS VA DTG: 05/0211Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL260 N1913 W09832 - N1900 W09817
- N1847 W09822 - N1849 W09842 - N1858 W09848 -
N1908 W09843 - N1913 W09832 MOV E 0-5KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 05/0800Z SFC/FL260 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 05/1400Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 05/2000Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA NOT VISIBLE IN STLT IMAGERY DUE TO WX CLD
IN AREA. OBS BASED ON NWP MODEL GUIDANCE FOR
FL260. ...BOLL

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190606/0815Z

Previous news
Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, Jun 04, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 32000 ft (9800 m) altitude or flight level 320 and is moving at 5-10 kts in NE direction. ... [more]
Monday, Jun 03, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, Jun 02, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [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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