Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: MINOR EMS OF VA AT 13/1030Z
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX24 at 11:00 UTC, 13/06/17 from KNES
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
ADVISORY NR: 2017/035
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO.
ERUPTION DETAILS: MINOR EMS OF VA AT 13/1030Z
VA DTG: 13/1045Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL230 N1904 W09851 - N1904 W09845
N1856 W09844 - N1856 W09850 - N1904 W09851 MOV
FCST VA CLD
+6HR: 13/1700Z SFC/FL230 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 13/2300Z NO ASH
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 14/0500Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE IS HIGH.
MEXICO CITY MWO
REPORTS EMS. AT 13/1045Z IMAGERY SHOWS SMALL PUFF
10 NMI W OF SUMMIT. ...SCHWARTZ
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY
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.