Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB CAM AND STLT IMAGERY AT 1310Z to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Sat, 4 Apr 2020, 14:15
14:15 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 14:12 UTC, 04/04/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200404/1409Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/366

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB CAM
AND STLT IMAGERY AT 1310Z

OBS VA DTG: 04/1356Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1916 W09833 - N1859 W09834
- N1859 W09839 - N1915 W09844 - N1916 W09833 MOV
N 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 04/2000Z SFC/FL190 N1922 W09831
- N1858 W09832 - N1858 W09840 - N1920 W09850 -
N1922 W09831

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 05/0200Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 05/0800Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN STLT AND SUMMIT WEB CAM 7
NM N FM SUMMIT. VA HGT AND DIR FM STLT AND NWP
MDLS SHOW CONT N-LY MOVMT TREND THRU T+6.
...SAMBUCCI

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200404/2015Z

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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