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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: REMNANT VA ENTERING GULF OF MEXICO. to 25000 ft (7600 m)

Wednesday Dec 25, 2019 21:30 PM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 25000 ft (7600 m) altitude or flight level 250 and is moving at 10-15 kts in NE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX22 at 21:28 UTC, 25/12/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20191225/2126Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/1207

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: REMNANT VA ENTERING GULF OF
MEXICO.

OBS VA DTG: 25/2101Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL250 N2050 W09713 - N2049 W09616
- N2028 W09533 - N2017 W09539 - N1956 W09711 -
N2000 W09752 - N2050 W09713 MOV NE 10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 26/0300Z SFC/FL250 N2208 W09546
- N2201 W09337 - N2106 W09440 - N2122 W09628 -
N2208 W09546

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 26/0900Z SFC/FL250 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 26/1500Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: MOSTLY THIN REMNANT VA OSBD TO 160NMI NE OF
SUMMIT. HWVR, A 35 NMI LONG AND 5NMI WIDE STRIP
OF THICKER VA EXISTS JUST OFFSHORE OF VERACRUZ.
NWP MDLS FCST CONTD NE MOVMENT THRU T+6. ...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20191226/0330Z

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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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