Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMS CONTINUE to 22000 ft (6700 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX20 at 05:38 UTC, 17/03/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/253
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS CONTINUE
OBS VA DTG: 17/0527Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1935 W09817 - N1929 W09806
- N1902 W09835 - N1903 W09839 - N1935 W09817 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 17/1130Z SFC/FL220 N1928 W09826
- N1920 W09815 - N1902 W09835 - N1902 W09838 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 17/1730Z SFC/FL220 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 17/2330Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: CONS VA EM SEEN IN STLT IMAGERY MOV NE
EXTENDING APPROX 40 NM AWAY FM SUMMIT. ...KIM
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190317/1130Z
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.