Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: LARGE REMNANT VA CLD. to 32000 ft (9800 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX20 at 23:58 UTC, 14/06/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/432
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. VOLCAT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: LARGE REMNANT VA CLD.
OBS VA DTG: 14/2340Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL320 N2143 W09450 - N2026 W09334
- N1906 W09508 - N2038 W09527 - N1934 W09657 -
N1958 W09706 - N2143 W09450 MOV NE 30-35KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 15/0530Z SFC/FL320 N2349 W09147
- N2235 W09030 - N2115 W09210 - N2242 W09225 -
N2138 W09359 - N2202 W09406 - N2349 W09147
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 15/1130Z SFC/FL320 N2553
W08839 - N2440 W08729 - N2325 W08907 - N2517
W08930 - N2553 W08839
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 15/1730Z SFC/FL320 NO ASH EXP
RMK: LARGE VA CLD WAS CENTERED 240 NM NE OF
SUMMIT. LEADING EDGE WAS 280 NM NE AND TAIL WAS
115 NM NE. VA FCST TO PERSIST T+12 HR. ...LEVINE
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190615/0600Z
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.