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Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
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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: REMNANT VA EM to 20000 ft (6100 m)
Saturday Jun 22, 2019 10:30 AM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 .
The full report is as follows:
FVXX21 at 10:20 UTC, 22/06/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/448
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: REMNANT VA EM
OBS VA DTG: 22/0950Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1830 W10014 - N1816 W09949
- N1751 W10005 - N1810 W10031 - N1830 W10014 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 22/1600Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 22/2200Z NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 23/0400Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: REMNANT VA EM EXTND APRX 116 NM SW OF
SUMMIT. VA IS EXPECTED TO BE PRECIPITATING OUT IN
MET CLDS AND EXPECTED TO DISP WI 6 HRS. PREVIOUS
REMNANT ASH MOV NW DISP. ...VELASCO
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190622/1615Z
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019
Activity at the volcano remains relatively intense. A stronger explosion began last night at 20:57 local time and lasted approx. 20 minutes. ... read all
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.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution - Popocatepetl information
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