Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMS CONT to 20000 ft (6100 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX22 at 07:07 UTC, 06/10/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/877
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS CONT
OBS VA DTG: 06/0646Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1916 W09848 - N1902 W09837
- N1859 W09837 - N1910 W09852 - N1916 W09848 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 06/1300Z SFC/FL200 N1912 W09852
- N1900 W09836 - N1901 W09837 - N1904 W09855 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 06/1900Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 07/0100Z NO VA EXP
RMK: INTMT LGT VA PUFFS DETECTED ON STLT MOVG NW
OF SUMMIT. WEBCAM VERIFIES VA EMS. NWP MDL WINDS
FCST TO TURN MORE TO THE ESE BY T+6 HR. ...KONON
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20201006/1300Z
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.