Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMS CONTINUE to 21000 ft (6400 m)
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 and is moving at 5-10 kts in NW direction.
The full report is as follows:
FVXX23 at 05:55 UTC, 07/11/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/1059
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. VOLCAT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS CONTINUE
OBS VA DTG: 07/0541Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1913 W09844 - N1902 W09837
- N1900 W09838 - N1908 W09851 - N1913 W09844 MOV
NW 5-10KT SFC/FL210 N1931 W09901 - N1923 W09901 -
N1923 W09910 - N1930 W09911 - N1931 W09901 MOV NW
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 07/1130Z SFC/FL210 N1916 W09846
- N1902 W09837 - N1901 W09838 - N1910 W09855 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 07/1730Z SFC/FL210 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 07/2330Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: REMNANT AND NEW VA EM SEEN ON STLT IMAGERY
MOV NW AWAY FM SUMMIT. VA EMS EXPCD TO DISPT WI 6
HRS. VA HEIGHT AND FRCST BASED ON IMAGERY AND
MODEL GUIDANCE. ...KIM
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20191107/1145Z
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.