Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: LGT VA EMS AND GASES. to 21000 ft (6400 m)
The full report is as follows:
FVXX23 at 21:47 UTC, 03/01/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/007
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: LGT VA EMS AND GASES.
OBS VA DTG: 03/2131Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1922 W09815 - N1920 W09813
- N1914 W09819 - N1917 W09820 - N1922 W09815 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 04/0330Z SFC/FL210 N1912 W09827
- N1907 W09824 - N1901 W09837 - N1902 W09837 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 04/0930Z SFC/FL210 N1913
W09826 - N1907 W09823 - N1900 W09837 - N1902
W09838 - N1913 W09826
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 04/1530Z SFC/FL210 NO ASH EXP
RMK: LGT VA EM FM ARND 03/2030Z MOV NE AND DSIPTG
QUICKLY. ANY ADDN VA EM THRU T+12 HRS ARE EXP TO
MOV TWD NE AT 40-50 KTS. HGT, MOV AND WIND SPEED
BASED ON NWP, RADIOSONDE AND STLT. ...KIBLER
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200104/0345Z
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.