Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONT VA EMS STARTED AT 2254Z. to 23000 ft (7000 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX23 at 23:42 UTC, 02/04/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/306
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONT VA EMS STARTED AT 2254Z.
OBS VA DTG: 02/2321Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL230 N1906 W09825 - N1858 W09828
- N1857 W09837 - N1902 W09838 - N1906 W09825 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 03/0530Z SFC/FL230 N1910 W09818
- N1903 W09816 - N1900 W09837 - N1901 W09837 -
N1910 W09818 SFC/FL230 N1952 W09640 - N1914
W09617 - N1902 W09725 - N1935 W09733 - N1952
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 03/1130Z SFC/FL230 N1919
W09816 - N1913 W09811 - N1900 W09835 - N1901
W09837 - N1919 W09816
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 03/1730Z SFC/FL230 NO ASH EXP
RMK: DENSE CONT VA EMS ARE OBS IN WEBCAM AND ON
STLT EXTDG 17 NM E OF THE SUMMIT. ASH3D AND NWP
MDLS SUGGEST CONT MOV TO E OR ENE. IT IS PSBL FOR
VA EMS FM SUMMIT TO CONTINUE AND FOR CURRENT VA
TO LAST THRU T+6. ...HOSLEY
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190403/0545Z
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.