Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ONGOING VA EMS to 22000 ft (67100 m)
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22,000 ft (6710 m) altitude or flight level 220 and is moving at 10-15 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows:
FVXX24 at 12:17 UTC, 14/08/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/704
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMS
OBS VA DTG: 14/1156Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL2200 N1909 W09919 - N1909
W09846 - N1902 W09835 - N1859 W09836 - N1857
W09917 - N1902 W09927 - N1909 W09919 MOV W
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 14/1800Z SFC/FL220 N1918 W09918
- N1913 W09852 - N1902 W09835 - N1859 W09837 -
N1905 W09906 - N1910 W09926 - N1918 W09918
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 15/0000Z SFC/FL220 N1924
W09904 - N1918 W09852 - N1901 W09835 - N1859
W09836 - N1909 W09904 - N1918 W09913 - N1924
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 15/0600Z SFC/FL220 N1931
W09901 - N1922 W09848 - N1901 W09835 - N1900
W09837 - N1911 W09904 - N1925 W09911 - N1931
RMK: DISCRETE VA EMS VISIBLE IN STLT IMAGERY MOV
W FM SUMMIT FL220. NWP MODELS SUGGESTS VEERING
WINDS THRU T+18 HRS. ...BOLL
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190814/1815Z
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.