Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA CLD OBS IN STLT. to 22000 ft (6700 m)
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 .
The full report is as follows:
FVXX20 at 01:47 UTC, 11/02/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/125
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO. WEB CAM.
NWP MODELS. ASH3D.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA CLD OBS IN STLT.
OBS VA DTG: 11/0130Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1929 W09837 - N1901 W09836
- N1901 W09837 - N1905 W09856 - N1929 W09837 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 11/0730Z SFC/FL220 N1934 W09835
- N1901 W09837 - N1900 W09837 - N1925 W09855 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 11/1330Z SFC/FL220 N1935
W09832 - N1901 W09837 - N1901 W09838 - N1935
W09851 - N1935 W09832
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 11/1930Z SFC/FL220 N1935
W09831 - N1901 W09837 - N1901 W09837 - N1935
W09851 - N1935 W09831
RMK: VA EM OBS IN STLT FANNING FROM N TO NW WHILE
MOVING APRX 30 NM FM SUMMIT. FL FM MWO. FCST MVMT
BASED ON NWP MODEL GDNC. ...LEVINE
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200211/0745Z
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.