Fuego volcano news & eruption updates:
Fuego volcano (Guatemala) activity update
Tuesday Oct 22, 2013 06:14 AM | BY: T
A trend of increasing explosive activity is visible over the past days. INSIVUMEH reports weak to moderate explosions with ash plumes rising up to 800 m above the crater and producing a plume drifting 10 km to the west and northwest.
Shock waves that rattle doors and windows and roofs in villages like Morelia, Panimache, Sangre De Cristo and others on the SW flank accompany these explosions.
Friday, Oct 18, 2013
Activity has decreased and shifted back to be mainly mildly explosive. INSIVUMEH reported a few explosions with ash plumes of about 300 m height yesterday. The lava effusion has decreased. The lava flow was still active yesterday morning, but only 150 m long. [more]
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
After its brief surge in activity, the volcano has calmed down again a bit, but continues to produce strombolian explosions ejecting glowing lava to 50-75 m above the crater and feeding its lava flow on the southern flank. This morning, it had reached a length of 800 m, the volcano observatory reports. [more]
Monday, Oct 14, 2013
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. ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Activity has decreased again to relatively low to moderate levels. The recent increase did not result in another paroxysm. ... [more]
Monday, Oct 07, 2013
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. ... [more]