Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Vulkan stößt Aschenwolke auf bis zu 22000 ft (6700 m) Höhe aus
Hier der originale Bericht: OCNL VA EMS
FVXX20 at 21:27 UTC, 18/04/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/422
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL VA EMS
OBS VA DTG: 18/2116Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1921 W09829 - N1901 W09837
- N1901 W09837 - N1920 W09846 - N1921 W09829 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 19/0330Z SFC/FL220 N1929 W09841
- N1926 W09822 - N1901 W09837 - N1902 W09837 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 19/0930Z NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 19/1530Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA OBS IN SAT REACHING 20 NM N FM SUMMIT BFR
BCMG OBSCD BY WX CLDS. WEBCAM SHOWS OCNL VA EM
OVER PAST FEW HRS. OBS FL BASED ON NWP MDLS.
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200419/0330Z
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.