Fuego volcano news & eruption updates:
Fuego volcano (Guatemala): increase in explosions and new lava flow
Monday Nov 04, 2013 20:38 PM | BY: T
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.
Current seismic signal from Fuego volcano (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
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.
Sunday, Nov 03, 2013
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. [more]
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
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. ... [more]
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]