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Fuego volcano (Guatemala): lahars caused by heavy rainfalls

Tue, 10 Sep 2013, 13:37
13:37 PM | BY: T
Activity has been mild during the past days, with occasional small strombolian-type explosions that eject incandescent material to about 100 m above the crater.
Heavy rains caused lahars (mud flows) into the valley of Las Lajas and El Jute, and possibly also into the Ceniza canyon. Blocks of up to 1-2 meters in diameter were reported to have been carried along in these flows.

Previous news

Sat, 7 Sep 2013, 10:01
Fuego yesterday morning (INSIVUMEH)
The volcano observatory reports an increase in seismic and explosive activity occurred yesterday. There were frequent moderate to strong explosions, generating shock waves that could be heard and felt in up to 12 km distance. Read all
Fri, 6 Sep 2013, 11:48
After the paroxysm on 2 Sep, the lava flow effusion has stopped and the volcano has returned to its typical activity with occasional explosions from the summit vent. INSIVUMEH reported 6 moderate explosions yesterday with ash plumes rising up to 800 m and drifting for 10-12 km before dispersing.a. ... Read all
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