Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EM OBS IN STLT. to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Mon, 13 Apr 2020, 16:15
16:15 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 16:13 UTC, 13/04/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200413/1611Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/399

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM OBS IN STLT.

OBS VA DTG: 13/1550Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1929 W09807 - N1923 W09759
- N1915 W09810 - N1919 W09813 - N1929 W09807 MOV
NE 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 13/2200Z SFC/FL190 N1913 W09827
- N1907 W09822 - N1900 W09837 - N1901 W09837 -
N1913 W09827

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 14/0400Z SFC/FL190 N1914
W09826 - N1907 W09820 - N1901 W09836 - N1901
W09837 - N1914 W09826

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 14/1000Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: LGT REMNANT VA OBS MOV NE OF SUMMIT APRX 40
NM. NEW VA EM POSS THRU T+12 HR BASED ON RECENT
ACTVTY. ...LEVINE

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200413/2215Z

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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