Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EM OBS IN SAT. to 19000 ft (5800 m)
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 .
The full report is as follows:
FVXX23 at 13:54 UTC, 26/06/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/645
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM OBS IN SAT.
OBS VA DTG: 26/1346Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1916 W09842 - N1902 W09838
- N1901 W09838 - N1911 W09848 - N1916 W09842 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 26/2000Z SFC/FL190 N1920 W09844
- N1903 W09837 - N1901 W09838 - N1911 W09853 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 27/0200Z SFC/FL190 N1917
W09847 - N1902 W09837 - N1901 W09837 - N1908
W09856 - N1917 W09847
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 27/0800Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA OBS IN SAT IMAGERY MOV NNW TO 13NM FM
SUMMIT. WEBCAM IMAGERY SHOWS VA REMAINING NEAR OR
BELOW SUMMIT LEVEL. NWP MDLS INDICATE FL MVMT
TURNING TO NW BY T+12. ...CLARK
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200626/2000Z
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.