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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: LGT VA EM PSBL. to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Thursday Aug 29, 2019 23:00 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 29 Aug 2019
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 29 Aug 2019
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 15-20 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX24 at 22:51 UTC, 29/08/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190829/2250Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/777

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: LGT VA EM PSBL.

OBS VA DTG: 29/2230Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1852 W10024 - N1820 W10017
- N1731 W10205 - N1803 W10229 - N1852 W10024 MOV
W 15-20KT SFC/FL200 N1905 W09849 - N1904 W09835 -
N1858 W09836 - N1858 W09850 - N1905 W09849 MOV W
15-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 30/0430Z SFC/FL190 NO ASH
EXPSFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 30/1030Z NO ASH EXPNO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 30/1630Z

RMK: PSBL VA SIGNATURE OBS IN STLT BTWEN WX CLDS
AT SUMMIT MOV W 8 NMI. RESIDUAL VA FM EARLIER EMS
MOV SW AND EXPCD TO DSIPT WITHIN T+6HR. ...LEVINE

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190830/0445Z

Previous news
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
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 and is moving at 20 kts in SW direction. ... [more]
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes. ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
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 . ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 . ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 . ... [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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