Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Vulkan wirft Aschenwolke auf bis zu 19000 ft (5800 m) Höhe aus
Hier der originale Bericht: NEW VA EMS.
FVXX20 at 15:10 UTC, 08/08/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/764
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EMS.
OBS VA DTG: 08/1456Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1905 W09908 - N1902 W09838
- N1859 W09836 - N1848 W09908 - N1905 W09908 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 08/2100Z SFC/FL190 N1909 W09910
- N1903 W09837 - N1859 W09837 - N1855 W09910 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 09/0300Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 09/0900Z NO VA EXP
RMK: NEW VA EMS NOTED IN WEB CAM IMAGERY. NOTHING
SEEN IN STLT IMAGERY DUE TO DENSE WX CLDS. VA
PRESUMED TO MOV W AND WSW BASED ON NWP AND
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200808/2100Z
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.