Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: REMNANT VA to 32000 ft (9800 m)
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 32000 ft (9800 m) altitude or flight level 320 and is moving at 30-35 kts in NE direction.
The full report is as follows:
FVXX20 at 05:48 UTC, 15/06/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/433
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: REMNANT VA
OBS VA DTG: 15/0531Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL320 N2452 W09047 - N2401 W08946
- N2256 W08849 - N2152 W08850 - N2211 W09023 -
N2318 W09113 - N2410 W09133 - N2452 W09047 MOV NE
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 15/1130Z SFC/FL320 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 15/1730Z NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 15/2330Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: REMNANT LGT VA CLD FM PREV EM VISIBLE IN
STLT IMAGERY N OF YUCATAN PENINSULA. VA LKLY TO
DSIPT BY T+06 HRS. ...BOLL
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190615/1145Z
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.