Fuego volcano (Guatemala): incandescent avalanches from crater

Mon, 17 May 2021, 08:35
08:35 AM | BY: MARTIN
Near-constant incandescence within the summit crater of Fuego volcano (image: Sentinel 2)
Near-constant incandescence within the summit crater of Fuego volcano (image: Sentinel 2)
Glowing avalanches slid down along the S and NW slopes of the edifice (image: INSIVUMEH)
Glowing avalanches slid down along the S and NW slopes of the edifice (image: INSIVUMEH)
The explosive activity of the volcano continues.
The volcano produces frequent moderate-to-strong eruptions at regular intervals of 10 to 14 per hour. Ash plumes reached 16,000 ft (4,900 m) altitude and dispersed about 15 km towards the W-SW.
Near-constant incandescence continues to be observed from the summit crater and caused glowing avalanches of material towards Seca, Ceniza, Taniluya, Trinidad, Las Lajas and Honda ravines.
Lahars (mud flows) could also occur if heavy rainfalls remobilise the fresh ash deposits.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 17 May 2021

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