Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NEW VA EM OBSD
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX24 at 01:09 UTC, 13/02/18 from KNES
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
ADVISORY NR: 2018/088
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. CIMSS
VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.
ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EM OBSD
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1930 W09822 - N1923 W09810
W09832 - N1903 W09838 - N1930 W09822 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR:
13/0700Z SFC/FL210 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 13/1300Z NO ASH
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 13/1900Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: NEW VA EM DETECTED IN
STLT IMAGERY MOV NE
APPROX 30 NM AWAY FM THE SUMMIT. VA HEIGHT
MOVEMENT BASED ON GOES EAST IMAGERY. ...
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE
ISSUED BY 20180213/0700Z
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.