Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: OCNL VA EMS to 19000 ft (5800 m)
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 .
The full report is as follows:
FVXX23 at 19:32 UTC, 07/11/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/1063
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL VA EMS
OBS VA DTG: 07/1916Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1909 W09843 - N1901 W09836
- N1900 W09837 - N1905 W09846 - N1909 W09843 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 08/0130Z SFC/FL190 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 08/0730Z NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 08/1330Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: OCNL VA EMS SEEN EARLIER IN STLT IMAGERY.
LEFTOVER VA EMS SEEN NW OF SUMMIT DISP EARLIER.
15Z RPRT FROM CENAPRED RECEIVED. NWP MDLS SHOW NW
TREND UNTIL T+6. ...SAMBUCCI
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20191108/0130Z
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.