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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 OBSD to 22000 ft (6700 m)

Wednesday Jan 22, 2020 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 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX24 at 21:21 UTC, 22/01/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200122/2117Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/074

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: REMNANT VA OBSD

OBS VA DTG: 22/2106Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1920 W09753 - N1911 W09747
- N1905 W09810 - N1910 W09811 - N1920 W09753 MOV
E 15-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 23/0300Z SFC/FL220 N1905 W09825
- N1858 W09826 - N1900 W09837 - N1902 W09837 -
N1905 W09825

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 23/0900Z SFC/FL220 N1905
W09825 - N1859 W09825 - N1900 W09837 - N1902
W09837 - N1905 W09825

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 23/1500Z SFC/FL220 NO ASH EXP

RMK: LGHT REMNANT VA CLD SEEN ON STLT IMAGERY MOV ENE
AWAY FM SUMMIT. VA HEIGHT AND FRCST BASED ON
IMAGERY AND MODEL GUIDANCE. ...KIM

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200123/0315Z

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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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