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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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Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: REMNANT VA CLD SEEN IN STLT to 29000 ft (8800 m)

Sunday Nov 03, 2019 13:15 PM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 29000 ft (8800 m) altitude or flight level 290 and is moving at 10-15 kts in N direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX23 at 13:13 UTC, 03/11/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20191103/1310Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/1043

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. HYSPLIT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: REMNANT VA CLD SEEN IN STLT

OBS VA DTG: 03/1240Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL290 N2152 W09907 - N2104 W09859
- N2051 W09938 - N2002 W10004 - N2007 W10019 -
N2110 W10010 - N2144 W10013 - N2152 W09907 MOV N
10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 03/1830Z SFC/FL290 N2241 W09855
- N2209 W09812 - N2144 W09846 - N2046 W09917 -
N2110 W09944 - N2216 W09925 - N2241 W09855

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 04/0030Z SFC/FL290 N2303
W09749 - N2250 W09732 - N2217 W09741 - N2123
W09829 - N2149 W09850 - N2241 W09828 - N2303
W09749

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 04/0630Z SFC/FL290 NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA CLD CENTERED APPX 150 NM NNW OF SUMMIT.
MOVMT TO NNE WITH EXP TURN TO NE BY T+6. NOTHING
SEEN AT SUMMIT AT THIS TIME WITH WX CLDS PARTLY
OBS VIEW. ...CLARK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20191103/1915Z

Previous news
Sunday, Nov 03, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 29000 ft (8800 m) altitude or flight level 290 . ... [more]
Saturday, Nov 02, 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 5-10 kts in NW direction. ... [more]
Saturday, Nov 02, 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]
Saturday, Nov 02, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Nov 01, 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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