Fuego volcano (Guatemala) activity update: continuing moderate ash explosions
Thursday Jan 19, 2012 01:01 AM | BY: T
Fuego volcano produced explosions observed on 11-13 and on 16 January, which produced ash plumes rising 400-1000 m above the crater. Shock waves and rumbling sounds accompanied the explosions and rattled windows and roofs in nearby villages.
Rock avalanches traveled SW into the Ceniza drainage and on the W, S, and SW flanks. At night on 13 and 16 January incandescence was visible from the crater.
(Source: Smithsonian / GVP weekly activity report)
Friday, Jan 13, 2012
INSIVUMEH reported that on 6 and 10 January weak explosions from Fuego generated ash plumes that rose 300-600 m above the crater and drifted 10 km WNW and 15 km SW, respectively. Rumbling noises were detected several kilometers away. Incandescence emanated from the crater at night and avalanches descended the S, SW, and SE flanks [more]
Saturday, Dec 03, 2011
Fuego's activity has calmed down a bit and consists of weak near-continuous ash emissions rising approximately 300 m with occasional stronger explosions occurring about 6-8 times per hour, the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) reports. ... [more]
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011
The Guatemalan geophysical survey SERNAGEOMIN reports increasing explosive activity from Fuego volcano, one of the country's most active volcanoes. Fuego was observed producing ash clouds reaching 1500-2000 m above the summit crater (at ca. 3600 m altitude) which drifted SW and reached up to 20 km distance where they produced some ash fall, reported in the communities of Panimaché, Morelia, Sangre de Cristo, and Santa Sofía. ... [more]
Friday, Mar 25, 2011
INSIVUMEH reported that during 17-18 and 20-22 March explosions from Fuego produced ash plumes that rose 300-600 m above the crater and drifted 5-8 km W, SW, and S. Incandescent material was ejected as high as 100 m above the crater. Avalanches traveled SW, into the Taniluyá, Santa Teresa, Ceniza, and Trinidad drainages. ... [more]
Monday, Dec 27, 2010
Activity at Guatemala's Fuego volcano has increased in the past days. Powerful strombolian explosions occur on average 8-10 times per hour and throw incandescent lava up to several hundred meters high. Ash rises more than 1 km above the crater and a near contiuous ash plume can be traced 15 SE. ... [more]