Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NO VA OBS IN STLT. to 20000 ft (6100 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX23 at 15:08 UTC, 21/11/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/1115
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ASH3D. VOLCAT. RADIOSONDE.
ERUPTION DETAILS: NO VA OBS IN STLT.
OBS VA DTG: 21/1440Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1901 W09837 - N1900 W09837
- N1855 W09841 - N1859 W09845 - N1901 W09837 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 21/2030Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 22/0230Z NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 22/0830Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: LGT REMNANT VA OBS IN STLT WSW OF SUMMIT. NO
VA EM OBS IN STLT OR WEBCAM. LGT WINDS WITH
LITTLE VA MVMT. RAOB DOES NOT AGREE WITH ASH3D OR
NWP MODEL WIND GUIDANCE. ...LEVINE
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20191121/2100Z=
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.