Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ONGOING VA EMS. to 20000 ft (6100 m)
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 .
The full report is as follows:
FVXX20 at 13:08 UTC, 06/07/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/505
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. VOLCAT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMS.
OBS VA DTG: 06/1256Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1901 W09838 - N1858 W09837
- N1816 W10055 - N1847 W10101 - N1901 W09838 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 06/1900Z SFC/FL200 N1902 W09837
- N1859 W09837 - N1837 W10013 - N1902 W10011 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 07/0100Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 07/0700Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: INTERMITTENT VA PUFFS CONT AS SEEN IN WEBCAM
AND VARIOUS MODES OF SATELLITE IMAGERY. VA MOV TO
SW OR WSW OF SUMMIT. ...LEE
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190706/1900Z
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.