Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONT VA OBS IN STLT IMAGERY
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX21 at 14:09 UTC, 10/10/17 from KNES
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
ADVISORY NR: 2017/119
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NON-OPERATIONAL
NWP MODELS. VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONT VA OBS
IN STLT IMAGERY
OBS VA DTG: 10/1345Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1901 W09839
- N1859 W09836
- N1819 W09853 - N1831 W09911 - N1901 W09839 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 10/2000Z SFC/FL190 N1901 W09838
- N1859 W09835 -
N1826 W09907 - N1843 W09920 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 11/0200Z
SFC/FL190 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 11/0800Z NO ASH EXP
VA EMS OBS IS STLT IMAGERY. NWP MODELS
SUGGEST CONT MOV SW.
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20171010/2000Z
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.