Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Vulkan wirft Aschenwolke auf bis zu 19000 ft (5800 m) Höhe aus
Hier der originale Bericht: NEW VA EM ARND 17/0630Z
FVXX20 at 07:09 UTC, 17/04/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/414
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EM ARND 17/0630Z
OBS VA DTG: 17/0650Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1913 W09839 - N1907 W09838
- N1905 W09842 - N1911 W09844 - N1913 W09839 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 17/1300Z SFC/FL190 N1922 W09840
- N1902 W09837 - N1900 W09838 - N1917 W09852 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 17/1900Z NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 18/0100Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA EM SEEN IN SAT IMAGERY MOV NW AND EXTDG
10 NM FM SUMMIT. CONFIRMED IN WEB CAM. MODEL
GUIDANCE SHOWS A CONT NW-LY MOV THRU T+6 HRS.
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200417/1300Z
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.