Fuego volcano (Guatemala) activity update: strombolian activity, active lava flows
Tuesday Jul 31, 2012 09:06 AM | BY: T
MODIS thermal image of Fuego showing the heat source at and near the summit crater (Univ. of Hawaii)
The lava flow towards Taniluya valley is active and has a length of 200 m.
Seismic activity is at moderate levels.
Monday, Jul 30, 2012
On 29 July, INSIVUMEH observed 6 explosions producing gray columns reaching heights of 300 m and drifting to the W and NW and causing avalanches of incandescent material on the upper flanks. Glowing bombs were seen ejected to up to 100 m above the crater and strong rumbling and jet-engine like sounds accompanied the explosions. ... [more]
Friday, Jul 27, 2012
Weak but frequent explosions occur at Fuego volcano in Guatemala. On 25-26 July, they were producing gray ash columns reaching heights of 300 m to 600 m, and drifting up to 12 km west, northwest and southwest. ... [more]
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012
Seismic activity recorded at Fuego volcano suggests another significant outburst occurred at that volcano late yesterday 27 June. INSIVUMEH reports 6 weak ash emissions and 3 strombolian explosions ejecting glowing bombs up to 150 m. [more]
Thursday, Jun 21, 2012
Fuego volcano continues to produce lava flows and strong strombolian explosions, and CENAPRED and CONRED warn about possibly pyroclastic flows that could be generated by collapsing lava flow fronts and incandescent material rolling down the steep upper slopes of the volcano as has occurred before during the ongoing strong eruptive phase. It is therefore recommended not to stay within canyons in the vicinity of the volcano. The CONRED system maintains constant monitoring. [more]
Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012
During 14-15 and 17-18 June explosions from Fuego produced ash plumes that rose 300-800 m above the crater and drifted WSW, E, and NE. Explosions generated rumbling sounds and shock waves detected in areas as far as 6 km away. ... [more]