Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NEW VA EM MOV NE to 26000 ft (7900 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX20 at 20:24 UTC, 30/06/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/476
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. VOLCAT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EM MOV NE
OBS VA DTG: 30/1951Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL260 N1940 W09809 - N1917 W09755
- N1858 W09834 - N1858 W09834 - N1902 W09835 -
N1940 W09809 MOV NE 20-25KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 01/0200Z SFC/FL260 N1954 W09801
- N1921 W09737 - N1901 W09832 - N1902 W09838 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 01/0800Z SFC/FL260 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 01/1400Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA EXTD 34 NM NE FM THE SUMMIT. NWP MDL
INDICATES A CONT NE MOV THRU +6HRS. ...ZHU
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190701/0215Z
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.