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Fuego volcano (Guatemala): increase in explosions and new lava flow

Mon, 4 Nov 2013, 20:38
20:38 PM | BY: T
Current seismic signal from Fuego volcano (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Current seismic signal from Fuego volcano (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
The volcano observatory of INSIVUMEH reports an increase in activity today: A new lava flow started to descend on the southern flank towards the Trinidad canyon and currently has a length of 100 m. Another branch towards the Ceniza canyon is 50 m long. From both flow fronts, incandescent avalanches detach with run-out lengths of up to 500 m.
The risk of pyroclastic flows triggered by collapse of the steep lava flow fronts is elevated.
Accompanied by elevated seismic activity, more and stronger explosions have occurred today. Ash plumes rose up to 800 m height above the crater and often produced loud shock waves that rattled roofs and windows of houses in villages Panimaché, Morelia and Panimaché II.
There are constant degassing sounds similar to a locomotive, and incandescent material is ejected to heights of 125-200 meters above the crater, generating avalanches on the upper slopes.

Previous news

Sun, 3 Nov 2013, 09:44
Current seismic signal from Fuego volcano (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Weak to moderate strombolian activity at the summit craters continues with little changes. Ash plumes rose to up to 500 m above the crater and drifted about 10 km in westerly directions, where light ash falls occurred in San Pedro Yepocapa and the villages of Sangre de Cristo, Morelia, Panimaché. The stronger explosions produce often loud rumblings and incandescent avalanches on the upper slopes. ... Read all
Wed, 30 Oct 2013, 06:00
INSIVUMEH reported that on 4 November, there was an increase in moderate and strong explosions generating plumes of ash up to 4,500 m a.s.l. The plume extended 10 km and drifted S and SW. Rumbling sounds were strong enough to shake zinc roofs and windows in the towns of Panimaché, Morelia, and Panimaché II. ... Read all
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