Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONS VA EMS to 19000 ft (5800 m)
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 .
The full report is as follows:
FVXX20 at 04:39 UTC, 10/06/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/411
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EMS
OBS VA DTG: 10/0421Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1905 W09838 - N1900 W09837
- N1840 W09948 - N1854 W09951 - N1905 W09838 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 10/1030Z SFC/FL190 N1905 W09837
- N1900 W09836 - N1834 W10014 - N1850 W10016 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 10/1630Z SFC/FL190 N1905
W09837 - N1859 W09836 - N1833 W10014 - N1850
W10016 - N1905 W09837
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 10/2230Z SFC/FL190 NO ASH EXP
RMK: CONT VA EMS SEEN IN STLT AND WEB CAM EXTDG
NEARLY 55 NM WSW FM VOLCANO. VA IS EXTDG FARTHER
OUT THAN FIRST EXP. MODEL GUIDANCE INDICATES A CONT
WSW MOV THRU T+12 HRS. ...KIBLER
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190610/1045Z
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.