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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: CONS VA EMS SEEN IN STLT. to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Sunday Sep 01, 2019 02:45 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  1 Sep 2019
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 1 Sep 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 and is moving at 15-20 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX24 at 02:31 UTC, 01/09/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190901/0226Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/787

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EMS SEEN IN STLT.

OBS VA DTG: 01/0210Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1916 W10012 - N1913 W09921
- N1903 W09836 - N1859 W09837 - N1854 W10011 -
N1916 W10012 MOV W 15-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 01/0800Z SFC/FL200 N1916 W10019
- N1913 W09921 - N1904 W09836 - N1858 W09837 -
N1854 W10017 - N1916 W10019

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 01/1400Z SFC/FL200 N1917
W10019 - N1914 W09930 - N1903 W09837 - N1857
W09837 - N1854 W10017 - N1917 W10019

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 01/2000Z SFC/FL200 N1916
W10019 - N1904 W09837 - N1859 W09836 - N1854
W10019 - N1916 W10019

RMK: VA EMS SEEN IN STLT MOV W-LY WITH FARTHEST
EMS 95 NM FM SUMMIT BEFORE DSIPTG. A CONT
W-LY MOV IS FCST THRU T+18 HRS. MOV AND HGT
BASED ON STLT AND MODEL GUIDANCE. ...KIBLER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190901/0830Z

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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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