Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: REMNANT VA IN BAY OF CAMPECHE. to 26000 ft (7900 m)
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 26000 ft (7900 m) altitude or flight level 260 and is moving at 10-15 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:
FVXX20 at 04:53 UTC, 14/03/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/236
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. ASH3D.
ERUPTION DETAILS: REMNANT VA IN BAY OF CAMPECHE.
OBS VA DTG: 14/0415Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL260 N2111 W09533 - N2104 W09510
- N2018 W09528 - N2016 W09613 - N2111 W09533 MOV
E 10-15KT SFC/FL260 N2125 W09351 - N2123 W09326 -
N2024 W09402 - N2025 W09426 - N2125 W09351 MOV E
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 14/1030Z SFC/FL260 N2132 W09350
- N2126 W09323 - N2032 W09355 - N2029 W09422 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 14/1630Z SFC/FL260 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 14/2230Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: REMNANT VA FM EARLIER EMS CONT TO MOV
E-WARD. THE LEADING EDGE OF VA ALG 94W IS CONT
TO DSIPT ESPECIALLY THE NORTHERN EDGE. VA JUST
E OF 96W SHOWING UP WELL IN STLT. MODEL CONT TO
SHOW A E-ENE MOV THRU T+6 HRS. HGT AND MOV BASED
ON MODEL GUIDANCE AND STLT....KIBLER
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190314/1045Z
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.