Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONS VA EMS. 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 00:59 UTC, 22/06/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/640
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EMS.
OBS VA DTG: 22/0051Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1902 W09837 - N1901 W09837
- N1855 W09849 - N1902 W09850 - N1902 W09837 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 22/0700Z SFC/FL200 N1916 W09844
- N1902 W09837 - N1901 W09838 - N1909 W09852 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 22/1300Z NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 22/1900Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA EM OBS IN WEBCAM IMAGERY MOV SW FM
SUMMIT. WX CLDS OBSC AREA IN STLT. OBS VA FL AND
AREA ESTD FM RAOB AND NWP MDLS. FL WINDS EXP TO
REMAIN LGT AND TURN TO NW BY T+6. ...CLARK
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200622/0700Z
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.