Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONS VA EM OBS IN STLT. to 21000 ft (6400 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX22 at 21:26 UTC, 06/10/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/882
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EM OBS IN STLT.
OBS VA DTG: 06/2101Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1927 W09833 - N1901 W09836
- N1859 W09838 - N1926 W09850 - N1927 W09833 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 07/0300Z SFC/FL210 N1937 W09832
- N1900 W09835 - N1859 W09839 - N1936 W09900 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 07/0900Z SFC/FL210 N1932
W09902 - N1902 W09836 - N1901 W09837 - N1914
W09918 - N1932 W09902
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 07/1500Z SFC/FL210 N1911
W09901 - N1903 W09835 - N1859 W09835 - N1857
W09900 - N1911 W09901
RMK: CONS VA EM OBS IN STLT MOV N OF SUMMIT.
ASH3D DOES NOT AGREE WITH RAOBS. WINDS FCST TO
SLOW AND TURN TO W THRU T+18. ...LEVINE
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20201007/0330Z
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.