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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: OCNL EM to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Sun, 7 Jul 2019, 07:00
07:00 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 06:44 UTC, 07/07/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190707/0642Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/508

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. VOLCAT. RADIOSONDE.

ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL EM

OBS VA DTG: 07/0620Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1905 W09924 - N1904 W09919
- N1859 W09919 - N1859 W09923 - N1905 W09924 MOV
W 15-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 07/1230Z SFC/FL190 N1907 W09945
- N1902 W09837 - N1859 W09836 - N1858 W09946 -
N1907 W09945

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 07/1830Z SFC/FL190 N1914
W09943 - N1902 W09836 - N1859 W09837 - N1907
W09944 - N1914 W09943

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 08/0030Z SFC/FL190 N1932
W09932 - N1902 W09835 - N1859 W09837 - N1925
W09937 - N1932 W09932

RMK: SMALL REMNANT CLD OF VA WAS CENTERED 11 NM
NW OF MMCB OR 42 NM W OF THE SUMMIT. FUTURE EM
FCST TO MOV TO W OVR NXT 12 HRS. ...TURK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190707/1245Z

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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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