Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONS VA EMS SEEN IN STLT. to 20000 ft (6100 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX24 at 02:31 UTC, 01/09/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/787
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EMS SEEN IN STLT.
OBS VA DTG: 01/0210Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1916 W10012 - N1913 W09921
- N1903 W09836 - N1859 W09837 - N1854 W10011 -
N1916 W10012 MOV W 15-20KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 01/0800Z SFC/FL200 N1916 W10019
- N1913 W09921 - N1904 W09836 - N1858 W09837 -
N1854 W10017 - N1916 W10019
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 01/1400Z SFC/FL200 N1917
W10019 - N1914 W09930 - N1903 W09837 - N1857
W09837 - N1854 W10017 - N1917 W10019
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 01/2000Z SFC/FL200 N1916
W10019 - N1904 W09837 - N1859 W09836 - N1854
W10019 - N1916 W10019
RMK: VA EMS SEEN IN STLT MOV W-LY WITH FARTHEST
EMS 95 NM FM SUMMIT BEFORE DSIPTG. A CONT
W-LY MOV IS FCST THRU T+18 HRS. MOV AND HGT
BASED ON STLT AND MODEL GUIDANCE. ...KIBLER
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190901/0830Z
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.