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Fuego volcano Dec 2015 - strong strombolian activity and pyroclastic flow deposits
Our recent Guatemala volcano tour
coincided with the beginning of another (the 14th in 2015) paroxysm at Fuego volcano, which we observed from close during 29 Dec - 1 Jan. We used two different viewpoints at the base of the volcano, at approx. 5 and 7 km distances: first from near the INSIVUMEH volcano observatory (SW flank, first 3 rows of pictures), and from the SE (last pictures). The latter was chosen instead of initially planned Acatenango because of very bad weather and the presence of a new lava flow on that side.Many thanks for support goes to the friendly staff from OVFGO/INSIVUMEH, in particular Edgar Barrios!
Stombolian eruption from Fuego after sunset (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Strong strombolian explosion, sending incandescent bombs to several hundred meters of height above t... [info
Fuego volcano during a strong strombolian explosion seen from the southwest. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
A powerful explosion showers the upper cone with glowing lava bombs, generating abundant avalanches ... [info
Powerful explosion with bombs in all directions and many hundred meters height / distance. Our viewp... [info
A weaker explosion with the volcano in moonlight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Strombolian activity occurs at intervals of 1-10 minutes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Medium-sized strombolian explosion at Fuego. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
During the second half of the night 29-30 Dec, activity seemed to decrease, but ... (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info
A pyroclastic flow occurs on the southern side, probably as a result of a larger collapse of accumul... [info
... and soon feel the effects of ash fall on our gear. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
View of Fuego from the east on 31 Dec 2015: the prominent ravine is one of the main channels of pyro... [info
Strombolian activity at dusk. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Strong strombolian explosion after dusk. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
A small lava flow is active on the upper eastern flank, generating near-constant glowing rockfalls c... [info
Abundant glowing rockfalls also occur on the southern flank (l). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Rain of bombs after a moderate strombolian explosion. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
A stronger strombolian eruption throws thousands of lava bombs onto the southern flank (l), while ro... [info
Ash emission on 1 Jan 2016. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Strombolian activity continues into the new year. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Short visit of the San Antonio canyon, filled by pyroclastic flow deposits only a few weeks old. We ... [info
Fresh block and ash flow deposit. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Tongues of lag breccia where individual pyroclastic flow units came to a halt. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Vegetation knocked over at the margin of the flow. The deposits of such flows have amazingly sharp m... [info
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