Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONT DENSE DISCRETE VA EMS. to 23000 ft (7000 m)
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 23000 ft (7000 m) altitude or flight level 230 .
The full report is as follows:
FVXX20 at 02:09 UTC, 09/08/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/677
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONT DENSE DISCRETE VA EMS.
OBS VA DTG: 09/0151Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL230 N1929 W09927 - N1902 W09837
- N1859 W09837 - N1858 W09921 - N1929 W09927 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 09/0800Z SFC/FL230 N1933 W09931
- N1903 W09837 - N1859 W09837 - N1908 W09929 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 09/1400Z SFC/FL230 N1922
W09932 - N1902 W09837 - N1859 W09837 - N1903
W09935 - N1922 W09932
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 09/2000Z SFC/FL230 N1918
W09935 - N1902 W09837 - N1859 W09837 - N1856
W09938 - N1918 W09935
RMK: VA EXTDS 50 NMI WNW OF SUMMIT. HGT RAISED FM
PRV ADVY BASED ON VA CLDS OBS ON WEB CAM. NWP
MDLS FCST VA TO MOV WNW THRU T+6, THEN MOV MORE W
BY T+18. ...HOSLEY
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190809/0800Z
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.