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Fuego volcano (Guatemala): increase in explosions and lava emission

Mon, 14 Oct 2013, 14:15
14:15 PM | BY: T
Fuego and the active lava flows this morning
Fuego and the active lava flows this morning
This morning's seismic signal from Fuego volcano (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
This morning's seismic signal from Fuego volcano (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Activity has increased today, the volcano observatory reports in its special bulletin. The number and size of explosions rose and produced incandescent fountains of up to about 200 m and an ash plume rising about 1 km which drifted 8 km S and SW. Shock waves that rattled windows and roofs of houses in nearby villages accompanied the explosions.
The lava effusion increased as well, feeding a new flow that traveled 700 m on the southern flank this morning. Weak to moderate avalanches detached from the flow front. The main hazard would be a further increase of lava emissions and/or a sudden collapse of the lava flow that could produce dangerous pyroclastic flows such as in previous similar eruptive episodes over the past months.

Previous news

Thu, 10 Oct 2013, 14:18
Activity has decreased again to relatively low to moderate levels. The recent increase did not result in another paroxysm. Read all
Mon, 7 Oct 2013, 13:56
Seismic signal showing the increase of Fuego's activity this morning
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. Read all
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