Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: INTMT VA EM OBS IN STLT. to 20000 ft (6100 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX22 at 17:07 UTC, 18/11/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/1101
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT VA EM OBS IN STLT.
OBS VA DTG: 18/1640Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1912 W09817 - N1858 W09816
- N1859 W09836 - N1902 W09837 - N1912 W09817 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 18/2230Z SFC/FL200 N1902 W09837
- N1858 W09813 - N1844 W09819 - N1859 W09838 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 19/0430Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 19/1030Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: INTMT VA EM OBS NEAR SUMMIT. FCST VA MVMT
TURNING TO SE BASED ON NWP MODEL GUIDANCE AND
ASH3D. WX CLD OBSCURED VIEW OF MOST RECENT ACTVTY.
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20191118/2300Z
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.