Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Vulkan wirft Aschenwolke auf bis zu 20000 ft (6100 m) Höhe aus
Hier der originale Bericht: ONGOING VA EMS.
FVXX20 at 10:38 UTC, 18/04/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/420
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMS.
OBS VA DTG: 18/1000Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1939 W09815 - N1903 W09835
- N1859 W09836 - N1937 W09858 - N1939 W09815 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 18/1600Z SFC/FL200 N1940 W09843
- N1937 W09812 - N1901 W09836 - N1902 W09838 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 18/2200Z SFC/FL200 N1938
W09829 - N1932 W09807 - N1901 W09835 - N1901
W09838 - N1938 W09829
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 19/0400Z SFC/FL200 N1938
W09828 - N1931 W09804 - N1858 W09837 - N1901
W09838 - N1938 W09828
RMK: INTERMITTENT VA EMS NOTED IN IR STLT AND WEB
CAM IMAGERY. VA MOV NNW THRU NNE AND WITH MOVE
MORE NE WITH TIME. ...LEE
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200418/1630Z
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.