Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB CAM to 21000 ft (6400 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX23 at 22:35 UTC, 03/12/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/1012
INFO SOURCE: GOES-16. WEBCAM. NWP MODELS. VOLCAT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB CAM
OBS VA DTG: 03/2216Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1918 W09828 - N1905 W09819
- N1859 W09835 - N1902 W09838 - N1918 W09828 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 04/0430Z SFC/FL210 N1926 W09823
- N1908 W09807 - N1858 W09835 - N1904 W09840 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 04/1030Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 04/1630Z NO VA EXP
RMK: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB CAM AND STLT
MOVG NE FM SUMMIT. LOW CONF WITH VA EXT DUE TO WX
CLDS. VA HGT/DIR FM STLT/NWP SHOWS CONT NE-LY
MOVMT THRU T+6 ...SAMBUCCI
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20201204/0430Z
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.