Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONS 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 20:11 UTC, 08/08/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/675
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO. WEB CAM.
NWP MODELS. VOLCAT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EMS.
OBS VA DTG: 08/1956Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1913 W09859 - N1901 W09837
- N1901 W09838 - N1910 W09902 - N1913 W09859 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 09/0200Z SFC/FL200 N1913 W09858
- N1901 W09837 - N1901 W09837 - N1910 W09902 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 09/0800Z SFC/FL200 N1916
W09857 - N1901 W09837 - N1901 W09837 - N1911
W09901 - N1916 W09857
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 09/1400Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA EXTDS 25 NMI NW OF SUMMIT IN G16 STLT
IMAGERY. VA EMS ALSO OBSD IN WEBCAM. NWP MDLS
FCST LTLCG IN WINDS THRU T+12HRS. ...HOSLEY
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190809/0215Z
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.