Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ONCL VA EMS OBS IN STLT IMAGERY AND SUMMIT WEB CAM to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 15:15
15:15 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 15:01 UTC, 15/04/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200415/1458Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/408

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONCL VA EMS OBS IN STLT IMAGERY
AND SUMMIT WEB CAM

OBS VA DTG: 15/1441Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1923 W09841 - N1920 W09826
- N1859 W09832 - N1900 W09840 - N1923 W09841 MOV
NE 20-25KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 15/2030Z SFC/FL200 N1932 W09836
- N1923 W09818 - N1859 W09831 - N1900 W09840 -
N1932 W09836

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 16/0230Z SFC/FL200 N1931
W09830 - N1919 W09811 - N1858 W09830 - N1859
W09840 - N1931 W09830

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 16/0830Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN STLT/SUMMIT WEB CAM. LOW
CONF WITH VA N FM SUMMIT DUE TO WX CLDS. VA
HGT/DIR FM STLT/NWP MDLS SHOWS NNE-LY TO NE-LY
TREND THRU T+12. ...SAMBUCCI

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200415/2100Z

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Wed, 15 Apr 2020, 07:43
Incandescent material from Popocatépetl volcano (image: CENAPRED)
CENAPRED recorded one explosion at 23:16 local time with ejecta thrown onto the volcano's slopes. An ash plume rose 4,921 ft (1,500 m) above the summit and drifted northeast. ... Read all
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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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