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:
FVXX21 at 05:10 UTC, 05/02/21 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2021/145
INFO SOURCE: GOES-16. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM OBS IN SAT.
OBS VA DTG: 05/0501Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1903 W09837 - N1903 W09835
- N1840 W09827 - N1840 W09837 - N1903 W09837 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 05/1100Z SFC/FL190 N1903 W09835
- N1833 W09813 - N1829 W09825 - N1902 W09838 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 05/1700Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 05/2300Z NO VA EXP
RMK: FAINT VA SIGNATURE OBS EXT S UP TO 20 NM FM
SUMMIT BELOW FL190 AND BEGINNING TO DSIPT. OBS VA
FL ESTD FM NWP MDLS. FL MVMT FCST TO TURN TO SSE
BY T+6 HRS. ...CLARK
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210205/1115Z
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.