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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: PSBL CONT VA EMS. to 22000 ft (6700 m)

Sunday Nov 03, 2019 23:15 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  3 Nov 2019
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 3 Nov 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 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX23 at 23:12 UTC, 03/11/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20191103/2310Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/1046

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: PSBL CONT VA EMS.

OBS VA DTG: 03/2246Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1916 W09839 - N1901 W09837
- N1900 W09838 - N1914 W09848 - N1916 W09839 MOV
N 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 04/0500Z SFC/FL220 N1916 W09843
- N1901 W09837 - N1900 W09837 - N1911 W09852 -
N1916 W09843

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 04/1100Z SFC/FL220 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 04/1700Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: PSBL VA EMS OBSD IN WEB CAM AND IN G16 RGB
COMPOSITE IMAGERY MOVG NNW. VA FM EARLIER EMS
DISPD OVR CENTRAL TAMAULIPAS. NWP MDLS FCST ANY
NEW VA EMS TO MOV NNW TO NW BY T+6HRS. ...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20191104/0515Z

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 and is moving at 10-15 kts in N direction. ... [more]
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]

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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