Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: LGT VA EM MOV S to 19000 ft (5800 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX21 at 02:57 UTC, 01/02/21 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2021/137
INFO SOURCE: GOES-16. WEBCAM. NWP MODELS. VOLCAT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: LGT VA EM MOV S
OBS VA DTG: 01/0226Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1901 W09837 - N1847 W09836
- N1848 W09841 - N1900 W09837 - N1901 W09837 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 01/0830Z SFC/FL190 N1901 W09836
- N1840 W09828 - N1838 W09838 - N1901 W09837 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 01/1430Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 01/2030Z NO VA EXP
RMK: LGT VA EXTD UP TO 12NM S FM THE SUMMIT. NWP
MDL INDICATES A S TO SSE MOV THRU T+6 HRS. ...ZHU
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210201/0900Z
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.