Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMS CONTINUE 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:
FVXX24 at 14:05 UTC, 25/08/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/759
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS CONTINUE
OBS VA DTG: 25/1351Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1924 W09853 - N1903 W09838
- N1900 W09838 - N1911 W09906 - N1924 W09853 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 25/2000Z SFC/FL200 N1919 W09901
- N1902 W09838 - N1900 W09838 - N1904 W09907 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 26/0200Z SFC/FL200 N1916
W09901 - N1902 W09838 - N1859 W09838 - N1901
W09907 - N1916 W09901
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 26/0800Z SFC/FL200 N1917
W09901 - N1902 W09838 - N1859 W09839 - N1902
W09905 - N1917 W09901
RMK: CONS VA EM SEEN ON CLEAR STLT IMAGERY EXTENDING NW
AWAY FM SUMMIT. HEIGHT AND FRCST BASED ON IMAGERY
AND MODEL GUIDANCE. ...KIM
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190825/2000Z
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.