Fuego volcano (Guatemala): increase in explosions and lava flow activity
Mon, 7 Oct 2013, 13:5613:56 PM | BY: T
In the past hours, activity has increased and might be heading towards another paroxysm. The frequency and size of explosions rose significantly and has been creating an ash plume about 1 km high and drifting 8 miles south and southwest. Many of the explosions generate shock waves, rattling roofs and windows of houses in the villages Panimaché, Morelia and Panimaché II.
Seismic signal showing the increase of Fuego's activity this morning
Constant degassing produces locomotive-like sounds and incandescent material ejected from strombolian activity reaches 125-200 m height and produces avalanches on the upper slopes. The lava effusion increased as well starting at 05:15 local time, and the flow towards Trinidad canyon reaches now 400 meters in length, generating avalanches. A second flow has started to move towards Ceniza canyon and avalanches from it reach 800 m length.
Sat, 5 Oct 2013, 13:24
Activity is very low. Almost no explosions have occurred recently. The lava flow on the upper south flank seems to be still weakly active. ... Read all
Thu, 3 Oct 2013, 16:20
Activity has been weak recently. The lava flows on the upper southern flank is still active, and was about 100 m long this morning, headed towards the Trinidad canyon. Explosions have been few and only produced ash plumes rising a few 100 meters. ... Read all