Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ONGOING VA EMS to 19000 ft (5800 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX20 at 00:43 UTC, 24/07/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/597
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMS
OBS VA DTG: 24/0031Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1907 W09852 - N1903 W09836
- N1900 W09838 - N1855 W09852 - N1907 W09852 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 24/0630Z SFC/FL190 N1908 W09859
- N1903 W09835 - N1900 W09837 - N1852 W09859 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 24/1230Z SFC/FL190 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 24/1830Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA EXTD 9 NM W FM THE SUMMIT. NWP INDICATES
A CONT W MOV THRU +6HRS. ...ZHU
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190724/0645Z
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.