Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONS VA EMS SEEN IN STLT. 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 03:02 UTC, 03/09/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/796
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EMS SEEN IN STLT.
OBS VA DTG: 03/0246Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1904 W09838 - N1901 W09836
- N1850 W09844 - N1855 W09851 - N1904 W09838 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 03/0900Z SFC/FL200 N1904 W09837
- N1902 W09836 - N1843 W09836 - N1847 W09852 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 03/1500Z SFC/FL200 N1904
W09837 - N1901 W09835 - N1843 W09846 - N1853
W09901 - N1904 W09837
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 03/2100Z SFC/FL200 N1904
W09837 - N1900 W09836 - N1847 W09856 - N1902
W09904 - N1904 W09837
RMK: VA SEEN IN STLT MOV SW/SSW AND EXTDG NEARLY
15 NM FM SUMMIT BEFORE WX CLDS OBSC THE VIEW.
HGT AND MOV BASED ON STLT AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190903/0900Z
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.