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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 VA EMS CONT. to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Tue, 16 Jul 2019, 14:45
14:45 PM | 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:

FVXX20 at 14:30 UTC, 16/07/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190716/1424Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/561

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL VA EMS CONT.

OBS VA DTG: 16/1411Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1905 W09939 - N1902 W09837
- N1901 W09837 - N1854 W09918 - N1905 W09939 MOV
W 15-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 16/2000Z SFC/FL200 N1903 W09837
- N1901 W09837 - N1851 W09928 - N1901 W09931 -
N1903 W09837

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 17/0200Z SFC/FL200 N1902
W09837 - N1901 W09836 - N1846 W09926 - N1857
W09930 - N1902 W09837

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 17/0800Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP

RMK: WEBCAM SHOWS MOST RECENT VA EM AT 1355Z. ALL
VA NOW MOVG BTWN DUE W AND WSW, WITH THE MOST
RECENT VA EM MOVG WSW. NWP MDLS FCST LTLCG IN
WINDS THRU T+12HRS. ...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190716/2030Z

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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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