Fuego volcano (Guatemala) activity update: lava flow on east flank, occasional weak explosions, regular hissing-noise producing degassing
Sunday Aug 19, 2012 11:42 AM | BY: T
Explosive activity at Fuego has been diminishing a bit; INSIVUMEH only reported 4 weak explosions during the latest 24 hour summary, which produced ash plumes rising 400 m and drifting west.
Most activity is the effusion of the lava flow, now about 300 m long, to the east towards the Taniluya canyon, and frequent incandescent rockfalls from its front.
Turbine-noise producing degassing events are heard at intervals of about 2 minutes.
Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
The volcano produces occasional strombolian explosions ejecting incandescent blocks to about 100 m and producing ash plumes of 100-400 m height. The lava flow is reported to be 250 m long in the latest update from the volcano observatory. [more]
Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012
Activity has not changed much at Fuego. 13 weak to moderate strombolian explosions with ash plumes to 200 – 400 meters height, hissing gas venting at intervals of 1-8 minutes, and a 200 m active lava flow shedding constant rock avalanches were reported in the last daily update (note that the previous day, the lava flow was said to have been 300 m long - either the figures are a bit indicative, which is normal, or the flow has decreased a lot since yesterday). The seismogram shows lots of activity as usual. [more]
Monday, Aug 13, 2012
INSIVUMEH reports 8 weak explosions during the past day, generating ash columns of 200-500 m height. ... [more]
Sunday, Aug 12, 2012
INSIVUMEH reports 8 weak explosions so far, and a slight advance of the lava flow towards the Taniluyá canyon, accompanied by numerous rock avalanches. [more]
Saturday, Aug 11, 2012
INSIVUMEH counted 5 weak strombolian eruptions during 9-10 Aug, which produced ash clouds not higher than 300 m. The lava flow towards the Barranca Taniluya is about 200 m long and produces avalanches of rock falls. ... [more]