Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

Popocatépetl volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EM

Tue, 20 Mar 2018, 00:15
00:15 AM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX21 at 23:59 UTC, 19/03/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180319/2357Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/157

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. CIMSS
VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM

OBS VA DTG: 19/2330Z

OBS VA CLD:
SFC/FL200 N1904 W09819 - N1901 W09814
- N1846 W09835 - N1851 W09839 -
N1904 W09819 MOV
SW 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 20/0530Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH
EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 20/1130Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 20/1730Z
NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA SGL SEEN IN STLT IMAGERY MOV TO THE SW
AND QUICKLY
DISP. MODELS SUGGEST FL200 BASED ON
MOV. ...WHISNANT

NXT ADVISORY: WILL
BE ISSUED BY 20180320/0600Z

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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


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