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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: CONT SMALL VA EMS OBS to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Tuesday Jul 02, 2019 22:45 PM | 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 and is moving at 10-15 kts in N direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 22:30 UTC, 02/07/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190702/2227Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/487

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONT SMALL VA EMS OBS

OBS VA DTG: 02/2200Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1925 W09846 - N1923 W09832
- N1902 W09837 - N1925 W09846 MOV N 10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 03/0400Z SFC/FL190 N1928 W09847
- N1928 W09831 - N1903 W09837 - N1928 W09847

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 03/1000Z SFC/FL190 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 03/1600Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: CONT SMALL VA EMS OBS MOV N FM SUMMIT. VA
FCST TO CONT N MOV THRU T+12HRS.
...FISHER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190703/0430Z

Previous news
Tuesday, Jul 02, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, Jul 02, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Monday, Jul 01, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Incandescent material covering Popocatépetl's upper slopes during an explosion yesterday morning (image: CENAPRED)
Monday, Jul 01, 2019
It seems that the activity at the volcano continues to gradually increase. During a 24 hours window between 29-30 June, the volcano experienced a particularly intense phase with the comparably large number of 5 explosions and 169 so-called "exhalations", low-energy emissions of steam and ash. ... [more]
Monday, Jul 01, 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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