Fuego volcano, Guatemala: increased activity, constant explosions, lava flows
Monday Sep 03, 2012 12:05 PM | BY: T
At the moment there are two lava flows towards the canyons Taniluya and ash reaching 600 and 800 meters length, producing constant block avalanches that reach vegetation. On the southeast flank, there is a third lava flow toward the canyon Las Lajas.
As in previous occasions, this increase in activity can generate pyroclastic flows in the course of hours (pyroclastic material and gases at high temperatures) that can run down the canyons on the southeast and southwest flank.
According to the evolution of this activity INSIVUMEH recommends:
TO CONRED, maintain alertness deemed necessary according to the increased activity of Fuego volcano.
TO CIVIL AVIATION, take precautions with air traffic as ash columns can be expelled more than 1500 meters above the crater and move upwind at greater distances in the course of the activity.
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Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012
The lava flow towards the Taniluya canyon is 200 m long and produces small incandescent rockfalls. A weak glow was observed from the crater at night. INISIVUMEH mentions no explosions. [more]
Saturday, Aug 25, 2012
A weak steam and gas plume is rising from the crater steadily to 200 meters height and moving west. Weak explosions were observed, generating gray columns up to 400 m high, and drifting about 10 km to the west and northwest. ... [more]
Friday, Aug 24, 2012
No larger explosions were observed at Fuego yesterday, but there is weak incandescence visible at the summit. ... [more]
Thursday, Aug 23, 2012
Activity has not changed since yesterday. Strombolian activity and two active lava flows about 400 m long are recorded. [more]
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012
The lava flow towards barranca Taniluyá is 500 m long and a second flow towards the Cenizas canyon has a length of 600 m. Both produce constant avalanches of incandescent blocks tumbling down towards the vegetation line. ... [more]