Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONT VA EMS to 21000 ft (6400 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX21 at 15:12 UTC, 28/11/19 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/1146
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. VOLCAT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONT VA EMS
OBS VA DTG: 26/1501Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N2017 W09902 - N1859 W09838
- N1952 W09913 - N2017 W09902 MOV N 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 26/2100Z SFC/FL210 N2029 W09902
- N1859 W09839 - N1955 W09919 - N2029 W09902
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 27/0300Z SFC/FL210 N2037
W09900 - N1900 W09838 - N1955 W09923 - N2037
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 27/0900Z SFC/FL210 NO ASH EXP
RMK: CONT VA EMS OBS MOV N TO NEAR 45NM FM SUMMIT
IN STLT IMAGERY. NWP MDLS SUGGEST CONT N MOV THRU
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20191128/2115Z
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.