Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: LKLY INTMT 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 11:00 UTC, 22/06/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/643
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: LKLY INTMT VA EMS
OBS VA DTG: 22/1041Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1913 W09853 - N1901 W09837
- N1858 W09837 - N1854 W09856 - N1913 W09853 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 22/1630Z SFC/FL200 N1901 W09837
- N1858 W09835 - N1841 W09843 - N1853 W09853 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 22/2230Z SFC/FL200 N1913
W09844 - N1900 W09835 - N1857 W09835 - N1853
W09850 - N1913 W09844
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 23/0430Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA LAST OBSD BY STLT ARND 0830Z. WX CLD CVR
OBSC SUMMIT IN STLT AND WEBCAM. HWVR, LGT OBSD IN
WX CLD CVR ON WEBCAM THRU 1045Z. NWP MDLS DO NOT
AGREE WITH EACH OTHER. GFS MATCHES OBSD VA MOVMT
AND FCSTS LGT AND VRBL WINDS THR T+12. ...HOSLEY
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200622/1700Z
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.