Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: POSS ONGOING VA EM to 21000 ft (6400 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX20 at 02:52 UTC, 30/07/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/629
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ONGOING VA EM
OBS VA DTG: 30/0236Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1917 W09932 - N1901 W09837
- N1859 W09836 - N1856 W09936 - N1917 W09932 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 30/0830Z SFC/FL210 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 30/1430Z NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 30/2030Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA NOT VISIBLE IN STLT IMAGERY DUE TO WX
CLDS IN AREA. OBS BASED ON NWP MODEL GUIDANCE.
WINDS TWRDS W 10 KTS FL210. ...BOLL
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190730/0845Z
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.