Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash
Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes.
The full report is as follows: INTMT VA EMS SEEN IN WEB CAM..
FVXX22 at 20:23 UTC, 14/07/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/686
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT VA EMS SEEN IN WEB CAM.
OBS VA DTG: 14/2006Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1914 W09900 - N1901 W09837
- N1856 W09837 - N1858 W09903 - N1914 W09900 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 15/0200Z SFC/FL190 N1912 W09909
- N1902 W09836 - N1858 W09836 - N1850 W09909 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 15/0800Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 15/1400Z NO VA EXP
RMK: INTMT VA EMS SEEN IN WEB CAM BUT NOT IN SAT
DUE TO WX CLDS. MODEL GUIDANCE SHOWS A W-LY MOV
THRU T+6 HRS. HGT AND MOV BASED ON MODELS, SAT
AND WEB CAM. ...KIBLER
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200715/0230Z
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.