Fuego volcano (Guatemala): strombolian activity continues with no lava flows
Thu, 27 Aug 2020, 08:2708:27 AM | BY: MARTIN
Strombolian-type explosion from Fuego volcano on 26 August (image: INSIVUMEH)
Explosive eruption of the volcano continues at moderate levels. Effusive activity is not observed after continuing lava flow on the northwest flank has ceased as we informed in the last update.
No lava flows are observed from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
As the satellite image from 12 August shows, no lava flows are observed. Incandescence continues to be observed from the summit crater and caused weak to moderate avalanches of material towards the Seca, Taniluya, Ceniza, Trinidad and Las Lajas direction.
INSIVUMEH recorded weak to moderate strombolian-type explosions at regular intervals of 4 to 6 per hour that generated a grey ash plume which reached approx. 14,763-15,419 ft (4,500-4,700 m) altitude. The plumes drifted towards the west and southwest direction.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 27 August 2020
Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 06:00
Fuego volcano (Guatemala) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 26 August-1 September 2020 (Continuing Activity)
INSIVUMEH reported that there were 3-16 explosions per hour at Fuego recorded during 26 August-1 September, generating ash plumes as high as 1.1 km above the crater rim that generally drifted 10-20 km NW, W, and SW. Shock waves rattled buildings within a 20-km radius. Incandescent material was ejected 100-300 m high, causing avalanches of blocks in the Ceniza (SSW), Seca (W), Trinidad (S), Taniluyá (SW), Las Lajas, and Honda drainages; avalanches sometimes reached vegetated areas. ... Read all
Tue, 25 Aug 2020, 13:45
Fuego Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: OCNL LGT VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB CAM AND STLT IMAGERY to 15000 ft (4600 m)