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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: LARGE REMNANT VA CLD. to 32000 ft (9800 m)

Saturday Jun 15, 2019 00:00 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 14 Jun 2019
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 14 Jun 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 30-35 kts in NE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 23:58 UTC, 14/06/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190614/2356Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/432

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: LARGE REMNANT VA CLD.

OBS VA DTG: 14/2340Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL320 N2143 W09450 - N2026 W09334
- N1906 W09508 - N2038 W09527 - N1934 W09657 -
N1958 W09706 - N2143 W09450 MOV NE 30-35KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 15/0530Z SFC/FL320 N2349 W09147
- N2235 W09030 - N2115 W09210 - N2242 W09225 -
N2138 W09359 - N2202 W09406 - N2349 W09147

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 15/1130Z SFC/FL320 N2553
W08839 - N2440 W08729 - N2325 W08907 - N2517
W08930 - N2553 W08839

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 15/1730Z SFC/FL320 NO ASH EXP

RMK: LARGE VA CLD WAS CENTERED 240 NM NE OF
SUMMIT. LEADING EDGE WAS 280 NM NE AND TAIL WAS
115 NM NE. VA FCST TO PERSIST T+12 HR. ...LEVINE

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190615/0600Z

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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