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Fuego volcano (Guatemala) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 9 August-15 August 2017 (Continuing Activity)

mer., 9 août 2017, 06:00
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CONRED reported that during 8-9 August the lava flow that had descended Fuego's Ceniza (SSW) drainage was still active, producing avalanches of material and emissions. Explosions generated ash plumes that rose 650 m above the crater. According to INSIVUMEH ash plumes from explosions during 11-12 and 14-15 August rose 650-850 m and drifted 7-8 km W and SW.
Ashfall was reported in areas downwind including in Panimache (8 km SW), Morelia (9 km SW), Santa Sofía (12 km SW), El Porvenir (8 km ENE), Yepocapa, and Sangre de Cristo (8 km WSW). Incandescent material was ejected 100-150 m above the crater rim, and caused avalanches of material that traveled down multiple ravines.

Sources: Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (CONRED), Instituto Nacional de Sismologia, Vulcanologia, Meteorologia, e Hidrologia (INSIVUMEH)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2017. Report on Fuego. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 9 August-15 August 2017. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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