Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: OCNL EM to 22000 ft (6700 m)
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 .
The full report is as follows:
FVXX22 at 10:59 UTC, 19/06/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/630
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL EM
OBS VA DTG: 19/1046Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1902 W09837 - N1853 W09836
- N1853 W09840 - N1901 W09842 - N1902 W09837 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 19/1700Z SFC/FL220 N1903 W09838
- N1900 W09834 - N1843 W09847 - N1848 W09856 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 19/2300Z NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 20/0500Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA EXT 7 NM S OF THE SUMMIT. EM EXP TO VEER
OVR NXT 6 HRS BASED ON NWP MODEL GUIDANCE. ...TURK
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200619/1700Z
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.