Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash
Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes.
The full report is as follows: INTMT VA EMS..
FVXX24 at 18:49 UTC, 12/08/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/695
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT VA EMS.
OBS VA DTG: 12/1831Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1910 W09905 - N1901 W09837
- N1900 W09837 - N1858 W09906 - N1910 W09905 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 13/0030Z SFC/FL210 N1910 W09923
- N1903 W09837 - N1900 W09837 - N1855 W09922 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 13/0630Z SFC/FL210 N1910
W09923 - N1902 W09838 - N1900 W09838 - N1852
W09920 - N1910 W09923
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 13/1230Z SFC/FL210 N1903
W09838 - N1900 W09836 - N1846 W09918 - N1901
W09921 - N1903 W09838
RMK: VA EMS OBS IN WEB CAM AT 1603Z, 1619Z,
1733Z, AND 1806Z. VA OBSD IN G16 STLT IMAGERY
MOVG JUST S OF DUE W. NWP MDLS FCST LTLCG IN
WINDS THRU T+12 WITH A SHIFT TO MOVG VA WSW BY
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190813/0045Z
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.