Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Vulkan wirft Aschenwolke auf bis zu 19000 ft (5800 m) Höhe aus
Hier der originale Bericht: INTMT LGT VA EMS.
FVXX20 at 02:38 UTC, 16/04/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/410
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT LGT VA EMS.
OBS VA DTG: 16/0221Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1913 W09828 - N1910 W09824
- N1900 W09836 - N1901 W09838 - N1913 W09828 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 16/0830Z SFC/FL190 N1919 W09837
- N1917 W09829 - N1901 W09837 - N1901 W09837 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 16/1430Z SFC/FL190 N1917
W09833 - N1913 W09825 - N1900 W09837 - N1901
W09837 - N1917 W09833
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 16/2030Z SFC/FL190 N1918
W09835 - N1913 W09825 - N1900 W09837 - N1900
W09837 - N1918 W09835
RMK: CONS VRY LGT VA EMS WITH INTMT EMS OF
SLIGHTLY MORE DENSE VA EXTD 15 NMI NE OF SUMMIT.
MMMX RADIOSONDE AND NWP MDLS IMPLY VA AT FL190.
NWP MDLS FCST VA TO MOV GENERALLY NNE THRU T+18.
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200416/0830Z
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.