Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EM OBS IN SAT. to 19000 ft (5800 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX23 at 01:27 UTC, 27/11/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/986
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM OBS IN SAT.
OBS VA DTG: 27/0116Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1906 W09847 - N1904 W09837
- N1900 W09835 - N1858 W09848 - N1906 W09847 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 27/0730Z SFC/FL190 N1907 W09854
- N1904 W09836 - N1859 W09835 - N1856 W09855 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 27/1330Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 27/1930Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA EM OBS IN SAT AND WEBCAM MOV W 7 NM FM
SUMMIT. OBS VA FL ESTD FM WEBCAM AND 00Z MMMX
RAOB. FL WINDS EXP TO PERSIST THRU T+6 HRS.
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20201127/0730Z
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.