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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: CONT VA EMS. to 23000 ft (7000 m)

Wednesday Aug 14, 2019 01:00 AM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 23000 ft (7000 m) altitude or flight level 230 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX24 at 00:45 UTC, 14/08/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190814/0043Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/702

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ASH3D. VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONT VA EMS.

OBS VA DTG: 14/0031Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL230 N1923 W09922 - N1904 W09836
- N1900 W09837 - N1908 W09932 - N1923 W09922 MOV
W 10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 14/0630Z SFC/FL230 N1930 W09923
- N1902 W09836 - N1859 W09837 - N1911 W09938 -
N1930 W09923

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 14/1230Z SFC/FL230 N1925
W09926 - N1904 W09837 - N1900 W09837 - N1908
W09939 - N1925 W09926

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 14/1830Z SFC/FL230 N1931
W09923 - N1904 W09835 - N1859 W09837 - N1909
W09938 - N1931 W09923

RMK: VA FM MULT VA EMS EXTDS OVR 50 NMI WNW OF
THE SUMMIT. VA EMS CONT WITH AN EM OCCURRING AT
0042Z. WX CLD CVR MOVING OVR SUMMIT. FCST BASED
ON BLEND OF NWP MDLS AND ASH3D. ...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190814/0645Z

Previous news
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 23000 ft (7000 m) altitude or flight level 230 and is moving at 20-25 kts in W direction. ... [more]
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 23000 ft (7000 m) altitude or flight level 230 . ... [more]
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
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 . ... [more]
Monday, Aug 12, 2019
Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes. ... [more]
Monday, Aug 12, 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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