Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash
The full report is as follows: INTMT VA EMS..
FVXX22 at 18:27 UTC, 08/10/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/892
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT VA EMS.
OBS VA DTG: 08/1756Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1903 W09840 - N1902 W09838
- N1828 W09852 - N1831 W09859 - N1903 W09840 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 09/0000Z SFC/FL200 N1904 W09840
- N1903 W09838 - N1814 W09841 - N1816 W09856 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 09/0600Z SFC/FL200 N1904
W09840 - N1902 W09837 - N1819 W09903 - N1828
W09921 - N1904 W09840
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 09/1200Z SFC/FL200 N1904
W09838 - N1901 W09837 - N1826 W09917 - N1843
W09929 - N1904 W09838
RMK: VA OBSD TO ABT 35 NMI SSW. VERY LGT CONS VA
EMS OBSD IN WEBCAM. NWP MDLS FCST VA TO MOV MORE
S BY T+6, THEN MORE SW BY T+12 AND T+18. ...HOSLEY
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20201009/0030Z
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.