Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash
Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes.
The full report is as follows: INTMT VA EMS..
FVXX22 at 08:12 UTC, 29/05/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/560
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT VA EMS.
OBS VA DTG: 29/0751Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1901 W09837 - N1847 W09829
- N1849 W09840 - N1900 W09838 - N1901 W09837 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 29/1400Z SFC/FL190 N1900 W09838
- N1900 W09837 - N1840 W09834 - N1840 W09841 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 29/2000Z SFC/FL190 N1859
W09837 - N1859 W09836 - N1830 W09833 - N1831
W09844 - N1859 W09837
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 30/0200Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: THREE VA EMS OBSD IN WEBCAM AT 0700Z, 0727Z,
AND 0745Z. VA OBSD BY G16 AFTR WX CLDS DISPD. FL
BASED ON 00Z MMMX RADIOSONDE AND NWP MDL FCSTS,
WHICH FCST LTLCG IN WINDS THRU T+12HRS. ...HOSLEY
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200529/1415Z
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.