Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash
The full report is as follows: INTMT VA EMS SEEN IN SAT AND WEBCAM..
FVXX21 at 19:55 UTC, 02/07/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/664
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT VA EMS SEEN IN SAT AND
OBS VA DTG: 02/1941Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1902 W09838 - N1859 W09837
- N1849 W09904 - N1901 W09907 - N1902 W09838 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 03/0130Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 03/0730Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 03/1330Z NO VA EXP
RMK: INTMT VA EMS SEEN MOV WSW IN SAT AND WEB CAM
WITH THE LAST ONE BEING ABOUT 2 HOURS AGO. VA EMS
ARE TO NEAR FL190 AND DSIPT WITHIN 3 HOURS. ANY
FURTHER VA EMS OVER NEXT 6 HOURS WOULD CONT WSW-LY
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200703/0200Z
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.