Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONT VA EMS OBS 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 and is moving at 10-15 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows:
FVXX23 at 18:12 UTC, 27/06/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/652
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONT VA EMS OBS
OBS VA DTG: 27/1750Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1928 W10009 - N1902 W09837
- N1910 W10013 - N1928 W10009 MOV W 10-15KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 28/0000Z SFC/FL190 N1928 W10010
- N1901 W09837 - N1910 W10014 - N1928 W10010
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 28/0600Z NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 28/1200Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: CONT VA EMS OBS MOV W OF SUMMIT. VA FCST TO
CONT W MOV THRU T+6HRS BEFORE DISP. ...FISHER
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200628/0015Z
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.