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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: NO VA OBS IN STLT. to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 15:15
15:15 PM | BY: VN
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 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX23 at 15:08 UTC, 21/11/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20191121/1502Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/1115

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ASH3D. VOLCAT. RADIOSONDE.

ERUPTION DETAILS: NO VA OBS IN STLT.

OBS VA DTG: 21/1440Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1901 W09837 - N1900 W09837
- N1855 W09841 - N1859 W09845 - N1901 W09837 MOV
SW 0-5KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 21/2030Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 22/0230Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 22/0830Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: LGT REMNANT VA OBS IN STLT WSW OF SUMMIT. NO
VA EM OBS IN STLT OR WEBCAM. LGT WINDS WITH
LITTLE VA MVMT. RAOB DOES NOT AGREE WITH ASH3D OR
NWP MODEL WIND GUIDANCE. ...LEVINE

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20191121/2100Z=

Previous news
Wed, 20 Nov 2019, 07:09
Popocatépetl´s explosion yesterday morning (image: CENAPRED)
CENAPRED recorded three volcano-tectonic earthquakes at 18:31, 18:32 and 18:33 local time with magnitude M 1.3 and M 2.0. Additionally recorded 297 minutes of tremor. ... read all

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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