Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NEW VA EMS MOV WNW to 24000 ft (7300 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX21 at 23:04 UTC, 30/06/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/659
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EMS MOV WNW
OBS VA DTG: 30/2246Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL240 N1911 W09857 - N1902 W09837
- N1859 W09837 - N1905 W09901 - N1911 W09857 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 01/0500Z SFC/FL240 N1917 W09920
- N1902 W09836 - N1859 W09837 - N1902 W09920 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 01/1100Z SFC/FL240 N1917
W09920 - N1902 W09836 - N1859 W09837 - N1901
W09920 - N1917 W09920
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 01/1700Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA EXTD 20NM WNW FM THE SUMMIT. NWP MDL
INDICATES A WNW TO W MOV THRU +12HRS. ...ZHU
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200701/0500Z
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.