Fuego volcano (Guatemala) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 10 June-16 June 2015 (Continuing Activity)
Wed, 10 Jun 2015, 06:00 06:00 AM | BY: VNINSIVUMEH reported that at 1830 on 12 June the seismic stations at Fuego detected a lahar. At 1930 a lahar, 25 m wide and 2-3 m deep, traveled S down the Trinidad drainage, carrying abundant volcanic material and blocks 1-2 m in diameter. During 13-16 June explosions generated ash plumes that rose 550-850 m above the crater and drifted 10-12 km WNW, W, SW, and S.
Shock waves were detected, and incandescent tephra was ejected 50 m above the crater. Ash fell in areas downwind including La Soledad, Acatenango, and Sacatepéquez.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismologia, Vulcanologia, Meteorologia, e Hidrologia (INSIVUMEH)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2015. Report on Fuego. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 10 June-16 June 2015. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
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