Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: PSBL VA IN EMS. to 19000 ft (5800 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX21 at 15:29 UTC, 24/08/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/800
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: PSBL VA IN EMS.
OBS VA DTG: 24/1501Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1902 W09837 - N1900 W09837
- N1859 W09844 - N1901 W09843 - N1902 W09837 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 24/2100Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 25/0300Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 25/0900Z NO VA EXP
RMK: STEAM AND GAS EMS OBSD EXTDG 20 NMI WSW FM
SUMMIT ON G16 VIS IMAGERY. HWVR, PSBL LGT VA OBSD
IN EMS ON WEBCAM STARTING AT 1517Z. FL ESTD FM
WEBCAM. VA FCST TO DISP BY T+6HRS. ...HOSLEY
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200824/2130Z
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.