Fuego volcano news & eruption updates:
Fuego volcano (Guatemala): small paroxysmal eruptive phase with frequent strombolian explosions
Friday Nov 22, 2013 09:11 AM | BY: T
Seismic signal of Fuego yesterday (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
A surge in activity occurred yesterday, with drastically increased numbers of strombolian explosions and lava effusions. The explosions generated ash plumes rising about 500 m and caused moderate ash falls in areas to the south and SW, mainly in the village of Sangre de Cristo.
Number of explosions from Fuego during November (INSIVUMEH)
Today, the volcano seems to have calmed down again.
This was the 4th (and so far weakest) paroxysmal phase of the volcano this year.
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
Two lava flows are active on the upper slopes of the volcano at the moment, to the Taniluya (south) and Ceniza canyon (SE). The effusive activity started on 11 Nov and increased on 18 November, reaching a length of 600 m. Constant avalanches detach from the flow fronts. ... [more]
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
A new lava flow towards the Taniluya canyon (S side) started on 11 Nov and reached a length of 500 m this morning. Explosive activity at the summit has remained stable with occasional weak to moderate explosions ejecting ash plumes to up to 700 m height and producing sometimes loud shock waves. [more]
Monday, Nov 04, 2013
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. ... [more]
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]