Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ONGOING VA EMS to 22000 ft (6700 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX20 at 15:35 UTC, 26/07/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/610
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. VOLCAT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMS
OBS VA DTG: 26/1521Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1903 W09852 - N1901 W09837
- N1859 W09837 - N1855 W09853 - N1903 W09852 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 26/2130Z SFC/FL220 N1914 W09852
- N1902 W09837 - N1859 W09837 - N1903 W09858 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 27/0330Z SFC/FL220 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 27/0930Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA EXTD W UP TO 15NM FM THE SUMMIT AND IS
OFTEN OBCURED BY WX CLDS. NWP MDL INDICATES A W
TO NW MOV THRU +6HRS. ...ZHU
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190726/2130Z
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.