Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: LGT VA EMS
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX20 at 13:29 UTC, 06/04/19 from KNES
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
ADVISORY NR: 2019/315
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP
ERUPTION DETAILS: LGT VA EMS
OBS VA DTG: 06/1316Z
CLD: SFC/FL200 N1907 W09832 - N1905 W09827
- N1859 W09836 - N1902
W09838 - N1907 W09832 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 06/1930Z
SFC/FL200 N1913 W09823
- N1911 W09815 - N1859 W09835 - N1902 W09839
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 07/0130Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP
CLD +18HR: 07/0730Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: LGT VA EMS OBS IN STLT AND IN
STREAMING NE FM THE SUMMIT. ASH IS ARND FL200.
ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190406/1930Z
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.