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Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View
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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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Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA NOT SEEN IN STLT OR WEBCAM

Wednesday Feb 26, 2020 02:15 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 26 Feb 2020
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 26 Feb 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX20 at 02:09 UTC, 26/02/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200226/0208Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/201

INFO SOURCE: GOES-16. WEB CAM.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA NOT SEEN IN STLT OR WEBCAM

OBS VA DTG: 26/0156Z

OBS VA CLD: NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 26/0800Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 26/1400Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 26/2000Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA CLDS FM PREV EMS HAVE DSIPTD. NO NEW EM
OBS IN STLT OR WEBCAM IN PAST SEVERAL HOURS. NO
NEW RPRTS OF VA EM RECEIVED. ...CLARK

NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

Previous news
Explosion of Popocatépetl volcano this morning (image: Webcams de Mexico)
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020
The activity at the volcano remains high. A spectacular vulcanicn explosion occurred again this morning at 00:16 local time, showering the summit cone with incandescent lava bombs (s. picture). ... [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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