Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONS VA EM to 29000 ft (8800 m)
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 29000 ft (8800 m) altitude or flight level 290 .
The full report is as follows:
FVXX23 at 05:34 UTC, 03/11/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/1041
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
HYSPLIT. ASH3D. VOLCAT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EM
OBS VA DTG: 03/0521Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL290 N2213 W09838 - N2206 W09816
- N1958 W09901 - N1901 W09836 - N1858 W09838 -
N1940 W09944 - N2012 W09950 - N2111 W09938 -
N2200 W09904 - N2213 W09838 MOV NW 0KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 03/1130Z SFC/FL290 N2152 W09835
- N2127 W09808 - N2041 W09833 - N1941 W09845 -
N1900 W09835 - N1858 W09842 - N1941 W09935 -
N2040 W09938 - N2122 W09901 - N2152 W09835
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 03/1730Z SFC/FL290 N2137
W09847 - N2128 W09744 - N1900 W09835 - N1859
W09840 - N2137 W09847
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 03/2330Z SFC/FL290 N2108
W09804 - N2049 W09714 - N1901 W09835 - N1901
W09838 - N2108 W09804
RMK: CONS VA EM VISIBLE IN STLT IMAGERY FL290. S
OF 20.5 LAT IS HVY VA CLD MV NW AND N OF 20.5 LAT
IS THIN VA CLD MOV N. NWP MODELS SUGGEST VEERING
WINDS THRU T+18 HRS. ...BOLL
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20191103/1130Z
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.