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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: VA DISP

Friday Nov 01, 2019 20:00 PM | BY: VN

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX23 at 19:50 UTC, 01/11/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20191101/1948Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/1032

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA DISP

OBS VA DTG: 01/1930Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA.

FCST VA CLD +6HR: NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: NO VA EXP

RMK: EARLIER VA EMS DISP AND MEXICO CITY MWO RPRT
NO ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY. ...SAMBUCCI

NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

Previous news
Friday, Nov 01, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 31, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Emissions dispersed towards the southwest direction (image: CENAPRED)
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019
The activity of the volcano continues at moderately high levels. ... [more]
Tuesday, Oct 29, 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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