Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONT PUFFS
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX20 at 06:26 UTC, 06/07/18 from KNES
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
ADVISORY NR: 2018/259
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. VOLCANO
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONT PUFFS
OBS VA DTG: 06/0607Z
CLD: SFC/FL190 N1912 W09938 - N1910 W09929
- N1900 W09930 - N1902
W09940 - N1912 W09938 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 06/1200Z SFC/FL190
NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 06/1800Z NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR:
07/0000Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: CONT PUFFS OF VA MOV W IN STLT IMAGERY.
GUIDANCE SUGGEST VA TO CONT MOV W. ...FISHER
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE
ISSUED BY 20180706/1230Z
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.