Current seismic signal at Fuego (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Activity remains elevated. The volcano observatory reports 4-5 explosions per hour, often strong with ash plumes rising more than 1 km above the crater and drifting 10-12 km. ...more
Incandescent material is seen ejected to 100-150 m above the crater. Shock waves rattle windows and roofs of homes near the volcano and weak ashfall occurred in the town of Yepocapa and the village Ojo de Agua. [less]
During the past days, explosive activity has been relatively intense at the volcano. ...more
Strong strombolian-type explosions have been occurring at rates of 6-8 per hour, sometimes ejecting incandescent bombs to more than 1000 m above the crater and producing glowing avalanches. Some of these reached the vegetation and caused small fires. Ash plumes rose to 1-1.5 km above the crater and drifted 10-15 km to the west and southwest.
Introduction to Plate Tectonics: The Earth's upper, rigid layer is broken into several plates which are in constant motion to one another. Most earthquakes and volcanoes occur as result of these plate boundaries.
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