Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA DETECTED IN STLT to 19000 ft (5800 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX20 at 02:08 UTC, 06/04/19 from KNES
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
ADVISORY NR: 2019/313
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA DETECTED IN STLT
OBS VA DTG:
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1910 W09831 - N1908 W09826
W09834 - N1902 W09837 - N1910 W09831 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR:
06/0800Z SFC/FL190 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 06/1400Z NO ASH
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 06/2000Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: PSBL PLUME OF VA EXT 8
NM NE OF THE SUMMIT
AND MOV SLOWLY NE. LOW CONFIDENCE IN HGT.
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190406/0800Z
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.