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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) 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: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB CAM AT 1400Z to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Thu, 27 Feb 2020, 14:30
14:30 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 14:20 UTC, 27/02/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200227/1417Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/209

INFO SOURCE: GOES-16. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB
CAM AT 1400Z

OBS VA DTG: 27/1356Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1902 W09836 - N1901 W09833
- N1857 W09837 - N1901 W09838 - N1902 W09836 MOV
SW 25-30KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 27/2000Z SFC/FL190 N1903 W09836
- N1859 W09829 - N1853 W09835 - N1901 W09839 -
N1903 W09836

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 28/0200Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 28/0800Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB CAM MOVG SW.
LOW CONF IN VA FCST DUE TO WX CDLS SW OF SUMMIT.
VA HGT AND DIR FM NWP MDLS SHOW CONT SW-LY MOVG
THRU T+6. ...SAMBUCCI

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200227/2015Z

Previous news

Tue, 25 Feb 2020, 18:01
Explosion of Popocatépetl volcano this morning (image: Webcams de Mexico)
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). ... 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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