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Fuego volcano (Guatemala): lava flow on the west flank

Mon, 25 May 2020, 07:31
07:31 AM | BY: MARTIN
Lava flow in Seca direction from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Lava flow in Seca direction from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Lava flow in Seca direction from satellite (image: INSIVUMEH/facebook)
Lava flow in Seca direction from satellite (image: INSIVUMEH/facebook)
A satellite image from 24 May shows a 100 m lava flow on the western flank in Seca direction.
INSIVUMEH recorded weak to moderate strombolian-type explosions at regular intervals of 6 to 8 per hour that generated a grey ash plume which reached approx. 14,763 ft-15,420 ft (4,500 m-4,700 m) altitude. The plumes drifted towards the north and northeast direction.
Ashfall was reported in several areas downwind including Santa Sofía (12 km SW), Morelia (9 km SW), Panimaché I and II (8 km SW).
Incandescent material is ejected to an approx. height of 100 and 200 meters above the crater and caused avalanches of material.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 25 May 2020

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