Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ONGOING VA EMS. to 22000 ft (6700 m)
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 .
The full report is as follows:
FVXX24 at 22:03 UTC, 06/09/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/813
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMS.
OBS VA DTG: 06/2130Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1903 W09837 - N1859 W09835
- N1852 W09850 - N1902 W09853 - N1903 W09837 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 07/0330Z SFC/FL220 N1903 W09837
- N1901 W09835 - N1846 W09846 - N1855 W09855 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 07/0930Z SFC/FL220 N1902
W09839 - N1900 W09835 - N1840 W09847 - N1849
W09859 - N1902 W09839
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 07/1530Z SFC/FL220 N1902
W09838 - N1902 W09834 - N1838 W09837 - N1838
W09852 - N1902 W09838
RMK: WEBCAM SHOWS CONS EMS MOV WSW 10 NM FM
SUMMIT. NWP MDLS INDICATE WINDS WILL BACK TO SSW
BY T+18. FCST VA AREA BASED ON NWP MDLS AND
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190907/0400Z
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.