Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB CAM AND STLT IMAGERY AT 2000Z to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Mon, 30 Mar 2020, 20:30
20:30 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 20:21 UTC, 30/03/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200330/2017Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/348

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB
CAM AND STLT IMAGERY AT 2000Z

OBS VA DTG: 30/2001Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1920 W09849 - N1901 W09834
- N1859 W09840 - N1908 W09901 - N1920 W09849 MOV
NW 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 31/0200Z SFC/FL210 N1921 W09859
- N1901 W09833 - N1858 W09837 - N1904 W09907 -
N1921 W09859

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 31/0800Z SFC/FL210 N1917
W09908 - N1902 W09834 - N1857 W09834 - N1859
W09908 - N1917 W09908

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 31/1400Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB CAM AND STLT
19 NM NW FM SUMMIT. VA HGT/ DIR FM STLT AND NWP
MDLS WHICH SHOW NW-LY TO W-LY MOVMT TREND THRU
T+12. ...SAMBUCCI

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200331/0215Z

Previous news

Background:

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.


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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution - Popocatepetl information


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