Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTG FQT VA EMS to 21000 ft (6400 m)
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:
FVXX22 at 19:14 UTC, 17/06/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/622
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTG FQT VA EMS
OBS VA DTG: 17/1906Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1908 W09840 - N1908 W09837
- N1855 W09828 - N1851 W09837 - N1904 W09845 -
N1908 W09840 MOV SE 0-10KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 18/0100Z SFC/FL210 N1905 W09838
- N1845 W09811 - N1837 W09830 - N1904 W09841 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 18/0700Z NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 18/1300Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA OBS IN SAT IMAGERY INVOF SUMMIT ABOVE WX
CLDS WITH SLOW AND VRB MVMT DUE TO LGT FL WINDS.
WEBCAM OBSCD BY WX CLDS. FL WINDS FCST TO
INCREASE SLIGHTLY BY T+6. ...CLARK
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200618/0115Z
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.