Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMS OBS IN STLT AND SUMMIT WEB CAM to 21000 ft (6400 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX23 at 21:34 UTC, 03/08/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/752
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO. WEB CAM.
NWP MODELS. VOLCAT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS OBS IN STLT AND SUMMIT
OBS VA DTG: 03/2111Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1917 W09848 - N1903 W09835
- N1857 W09840 - N1905 W09859 - N1917 W09848 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 04/0300Z SFC/FL210 N1923 W09851
- N1901 W09834 - N1855 W09838 - N1909 W09910 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 04/0900Z SFC/FL210 N1938
W09844 - N1858 W09833 - N1856 W09840 - N1926
W09906 - N1938 W09844
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 04/1500Z SFC/FL210 N1942
W09846 - N1859 W09832 - N1856 W09840 - N1934
W09910 - N1942 W09846
RMK: VA EMS OBS IN STLT AND SUMMIT WEB CAM APPROX
15 NM NW FM SUMMIT. VA HGT/DIR FM EARLIER SIGMET
RPRT RECEIVED AND STLT/NWP MDLS SHOWS NW TO
NNW-LY MOVMT TREND THRU T+18. ...SAMBUCCI
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200804/0330Z
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.