Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NEW VA EMS OBS to 20000 ft (6100 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX21 at 15:16 UTC, 06/02/21 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2021/149
INFO SOURCE: GOES-16. WEBCAM. NWP MODELS. VOLCAT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EMS OBS
OBS VA DTG: 06/1510Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1914 W09752 - N1859 W09751
- N1904 W09838 - N1914 W09752 MOV W 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 06/2100Z SFC/FL200 N1921 W09729
- N1855 W09730 - N1904 W09838 - N1921 W09729
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 07/0300Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 07/0900Z NO VA EXP
RMK: NEW VA EMS OBS IN STLT IMAGERY AND WEBCAM.
VA EMS OBS MOV W FM SUMMIT. VA FCST TO CONT MOV W
THRU T+6HRS BEFORE DISP. CURRENT VO ACT IS LOW.
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210206/2115Z
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.