Fuego volcano (Guatemala): paroxysm has ended after 32 hours
Wednesday Sep 05, 2012 13:46 PM | BY: T
This paroxysm has been the shortest during the past 5 years. It produced large lava and pyroclastic flows into the Las Lajas canyon where it can be remobilized as lahars, in particular as we are in the wettest period of the year.
Although this eruption has ended, there is still a chance it resumes.
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Monday, Sep 03, 2012
Fuego volcano's activity has increased. Seismic recordings monitor rising tremor and there are (for now weak) constant explosions ejecting ash to 900 meters above the crater forming plumes of 8 kilometers in two directions ,one south and one to the southwest. This activity generates constant moderate degassing sounds, audible to 10 kilometers distance. Reports of OVFGO Volcano Observatory indicate incandescent material being ejected to 100 m height. ... [more]
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]