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Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
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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: NEW VA EM to 24000 ft (7300 m)
Tuesday Dec 31, 2019 23:00 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 31 Dec 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 24000 ft (7300 m) altitude or flight level 240 .
The full report is as follows:
FVXX23 at 22:55 UTC, 31/12/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/1217
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EM
OBS VA DTG: 31/2231Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL240 N1912 W09834 - N1907 W09825
- N1859 W09837 - N1902 W09840 - N1912 W09834 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 01/0430Z SFC/FL240 N1926 W09830
- N1915 W09813 - N1859 W09837 - N1902 W09840 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 01/1030Z SFC/FL240 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 01/1630Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: DISCRETE VA EM VISIBLE IN WEB CAM AT 31/1020
Z. VA CLD MOV NE 20-25 KTS FL240. NWP MODELS
SUGGESTS CONT NE WINDS THRU T+06 HRS. ...BOLL
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200101/0500Z
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019
CENAPRED recorded one explosion at 10:29 local time, 68 minutes of low-amplitude tremor and 167 emissions
of water vapor, gases and light ash content. ... read all
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.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution - Popocatepetl information
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