Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Vulkan stößt Aschenwolke aus
FVXX22 at 23:26 UTC, 03/10/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/867
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA HAS DSIPTD.
OBS VA DTG: 03/2316Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 04/0530Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 04/1130Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 04/1730Z NO VA EXP
RMK: REMNANT VA FM EARLIER ADVISORY HAS DSIPTD.
NO FURTHER VA EMS HAVE BEEN OBS OR RPTD IN PAST
FEW HRS. ...CLARK
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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.