Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash
Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes.
The full report is as follows: INTMT VA EMS..
FVXX21 at 17:13 UTC, 05/01/19 from KNES
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
ADVISORY NR: 2019/014
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.
MODELS. CIMSS VOLCAT. CENAPRED.
ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT VA EMS.
VA DTG: 05/1702Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1844 W09726 - N1843 W09725
N1837 W09727 - N1839 W09730 - N1844 W09726 MOV
E 10-15KT SFC/FL200
N1901 W09833 - N1900 W09831 -
N1859 W09832 - N1859 W09834 - N1901
W09833 MOV E
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 05/2300Z SFC/FL200 N1901 W09837
N1851 W09807 - N1837 W09821 - N1900 W09837 -
FCST VA CLD
+12HR: 06/0500Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 06/1100Z NO
RMK: VA FM EARLIER EM DISPG BUT SIGNATURE STILL
OBS 70NM ESE OF
SUMMIT. VA EM ALSO OBSD AT 1634Z
AN 1707Z IN WEBCAM. NWP MDLS FCST
CHANGE IN WINDS
TO OUT OF THE NNW BY T+6. ...HOSLEY
NXT ADVISORY: WILL
BE ISSUED BY 20190105/2315Z
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.