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Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMS OBS to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Thu, 29 Sep 2022, 14:30
14:30 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX21 at 14:25 UTC, 29/09/22 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20220929/1423Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2022/192

INFO SOURCE: GOES-16. WEBCAM. NWP MODELS. VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS OBS

OBS VA DTG: 29/1340Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1914 W09847 - N1902 W09837
- N1859 W09837 - N1859 W09855 - N1914 W09847 MOV
NW 10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 29/1930Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 30/0130Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 30/0730Z NO VA EXP

RMK: VA EMS OBS MV WNW FM SUMMIT. VA GETTING ABT
10 NM BFR DSIPTG. EMS CLRLY SEEN IN WEBCAM. LGT ?
VRB WINDS NEAR SUMMIT DISAGREE WITH NWP AT T+0 SO
CONFDC LOW AND FCST FAVORS STLT OBS. ...BROWN

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20220929/2030Z

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Thu, 29 Sep 2022, 03:48

Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico): glowing lava bombs thrown from crater

Glowing lava bombs rolling down the slope ejected by the eruption on 27 September at 04:54 local time (image: CENAPRED)
The explosive eruption at the volcano continues. ... Read all
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Background:

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.


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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution - Popocatepetl information


Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View
Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View
Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Popocatépetl volcano eruptions:
1345-47, 1354, 1363(?), 1488, 1504, 1509(?), 1512, 1518, 1519-23(?), 1528, 1530, 1539-40, 1542, 1548, 1571, 1580, 1590, 1592-94, 1642, 1663-65, 1666-67, 1697, 1720, 1802-04, 1827(?), 1834(?), 1852(?), 1919-22, 1923-24, 1925-27(?), 1933, 1942-43, 1947, 1994-95, 1996-2003, 2004-ongoing
Typical eruption style
Dominantly explosive, construction of lava domes. Plinian eruptions at intervals of several centuries or few thousands of years, vulcanian and strombolian activity in intermittent phases.

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