Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash
The full report is as follows: INTMT VA EMS..
FVXX23 at 11:12 UTC, 02/12/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/1006
INFO SOURCE: GOES-16. WEBCAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT VA EMS.
OBS VA DTG: 02/1051Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1911 W09813 - N1903 W09810
- N1858 W09838 - N1901 W09839 - N1911 W09813 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 02/1700Z SFC/FL200 N1910 W09808
- N1856 W09807 - N1857 W09838 - N1901 W09839 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 02/2300Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 03/0500Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA EMS PSBLY OBSD BY STLT MOVG ENE. VA EMS
OBSD IN WEBCAM AT 0814Z AND 0851Z. LGT VA EM
PSBLY OBSD AT 0954Z IN WEBCAM AS WELL. NWP MDLS
FCST VA TO MOV NEAR DUE E BY T+6HRS. ...HOSLEY
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20201202/1700Z
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.