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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 to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Monday Jun 10, 2019 04:45 AM | BY: VN

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 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 04:39 UTC, 10/06/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190610/0440Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/411

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EMS

OBS VA DTG: 10/0421Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1905 W09838 - N1900 W09837
- N1840 W09948 - N1854 W09951 - N1905 W09838 MOV
W 15-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 10/1030Z SFC/FL190 N1905 W09837
- N1900 W09836 - N1834 W10014 - N1850 W10016 -
N1905 W09837

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 10/1630Z SFC/FL190 N1905
W09837 - N1859 W09836 - N1833 W10014 - N1850
W10016 - N1905 W09837

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 10/2230Z SFC/FL190 NO ASH EXP

RMK: CONT VA EMS SEEN IN STLT AND WEB CAM EXTDG
NEARLY 55 NM WSW FM VOLCANO. VA IS EXTDG FARTHER
OUT THAN FIRST EXP. MODEL GUIDANCE INDICATES A CONT
WSW MOV THRU T+12 HRS. ...KIBLER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190610/1045Z

Previous news
Sunday, Jun 09, 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]
Sunday, Jun 09, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Jun 07, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Jun 06, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Jun 06, 2019
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 . ... [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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