Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Vulkan stößt Aschenwolke auf bis zu 20000 ft (6100 m) Höhe aus
Hier der originale Bericht: NEW VA EM 17/2306Z
FVXX20 at 02:52 UTC, 18/04/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/418
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EM 17/2306Z
OBS VA DTG: 17/2341Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1915 W09837 - N1901 W09837
- N1901 W09838 - N1914 W09847 - N1915 W09837 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 18/0530Z SFC/FL200 N1923 W09837
- N1901 W09837 - N1901 W09838 - N1920 W09852 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 18/1130Z NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 18/1730Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA EM OBS IN SAT EXT 14 NM N FM SUMMIT. OBS
FL BASED ON NWP MDLS AND WEBCAM IMAGERY. FL WINDS
FCST TO PERSIST THRU T+6. ...CLARK
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200418/0545Z
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.