Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: SUMMIT HOTSPOT OBS IN STLT to 20000 ft (6100 m)
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:
FVXX22 at 19:19 UTC, 15/06/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/610
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: SUMMIT HOTSPOT OBS IN STLT
OBS VA DTG: 15/1906Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1905 W09836 - N1903 W09823
- N1850 W09831 - N1859 W09840 - N1905 W09836 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 16/0100Z SFC/FL200 N1905 W09835
- N1849 W09823 - N1847 W09839 - N1903 W09840 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 16/0700Z NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 16/1300Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA EMS OBS EARLIER IN SUMMIT WEB CAM/STLT.
HOTSPOT OBS IN STLT. FURTHER VA EMS EXP. VA HGT
FM PREV VAA AND VA DIR FM NWP MDLS SHOWS SE-LY TO
S-LY MOVMT TREND THRU T+6. ...SAMBUCCI
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200616/0115Z
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.