Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONS VA EMS.
FVXX23 at 04:10 UTC, 21/11/18 from KNES
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
ADVISORY NR: 2018/510
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. CIMSS
VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EMS.
OBS VA DTG:
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1944 W09833 - N1908 W09814
W09836 - N1901 W09838 - N1917 W09854 -
N1937 W09851 - N1944 W09833 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 21/1000Z SFC/FL200 N1935 W09825
- N1917 W09808
- N1859 W09834 - N1902 W09838 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR:
21/1600Z SFC/FL200 N1944
W09816 - N1919 W09754 - N1858 W09837 -
W09840 - N1944 W09816
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 21/2200Z SFC/FL200
W09743 - N1916 W09727 - N1858 W09836 - N1902
W09837 - N1941
RMK: VA EXTDG 20 NM NNW 35NM N AND 20 NM ENE OF
SUMMIT. MUCH OF
THE VA IS LGT. HWVR NEWER VA
EXTDG ENE IS MORE DENSE. LGT WINDS
ALLOWING VA TO
LINGER. NWP MDLS SUGGEST WINDS TO INCR AND TURN
SSW BY T+6 THEN SHIFT BACK TO OUT OF WSW
BY T+18. ...HOSLEY
ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20181121/1000Z
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.