Eruption of Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico

June 17th, 2013
GOES-13 visible channel and 3.9 µm shortwave IR images (click image to play animation)

GOES-13 visible channel and 3.9 µm shortwave IR images (click image to play animation)

GOES-13 (GOES-East) 0.63 µm visible channel and 3.9 µm shortwave IR channel images (above; click image to play animation) showed signals of a brief eruption (video 1 | video 2) of the Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico on 17 June 2013. A volcanic ash plume can be seen drifting southwestward on the visible images, and a warm thermal anomaly (black to red color enhancement) appear on the shortwave IR images. According to an advisory issued by the Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center, the maximum height of the ash was expected to be around 28,000 feet.

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