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Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View
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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: CONTD VA EM OBS IN STLT. to 22000 ft (6700 m)

Tuesday Jul 09, 2019 12:30 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 12:27 UTC, 09/07/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190709/1222Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/524

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTD VA EM OBS IN STLT.

OBS VA DTG: 09/1200Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1944 W09843 - N1859 W09829
- N1857 W09841 - N1924 W09913 - N1944 W09843 MOV
NW 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 09/1800Z SFC/FL220 N2001 W09853
- N1858 W09829 - N1857 W09841 - N1940 W09932 -
N2001 W09853

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 10/0000Z SFC/FL220 N2002
W09854 - N1858 W09829 - N1856 W09841 - N1940
W09931 - N2002 W09854

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 10/0600Z SFC/FL220 N2002
W09853 - N1858 W09826 - N1857 W09841 - N1938
W09929 - N2002 W09853

RMK: CONTD VA EM VIS IN STLT MOV NW TWD MMMX.
LTLCG EXPECTED. VA CLD APRX 10 NM FM MMMX. ...LEVINE

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190709/1815Z

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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