Fuego volcano news & eruption updates:
Fuego volcano (Guatemala): increased activity and possible new lava flow
Sat, 12 Apr 2014, 09:1709:17 AM | BY: T
Activity at the volcano continues to increase and could be heading towards a new paroxysm with lava flows, strong explosions and potential pyroclastic flows. Constant avalanches were observed on the upper southern flank, which could be related to the opening of an effusive vent.
Strong explosion from Fuego this morning (INSIVUMEH)
The increased rise of magma to the crater has been producing stronger and more frequent explosions, at averages of 8 per hour reported in last night's special bulletin of the volcano observatory.
Incandescent lava fragments could be ejected to more than 1 km distance, judging from webcam images. Ash plumes rose to more than 1 km height, drifting west and southwest, where ash fall occurred in Panimaché, Sangre de Cristo and other villages.
Moderate to strong rumblings were audible in more than 15 kilometers distance and shock waves rattled roofs and windows of houses.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 16:45
The volcano observatory reports an increase in activity early this morning. The number and size of explosions increased to an average of 6-8 per hour. Ash plumes rose to almost 1 km height and drifted W and SW for about 10 km. read all
Sat, 29 Mar 2014, 10:33
The volcano's activity has dropped again a bit. During 27-28 March, 34 moderate explosions with ash plumes up to 800 m high were reported by the volcano observatory. Light ash falls occurred in areas to the west and many explosions were accompanied by shock waves. read all
Wed, 26 Mar 2014, 08:05
The volcano's activity has increased, INSIVUMEH and CONRED reported. The number of explosions rose to 8-14 per hour over the past days and the strongest ones produce ash plumes rising more than 1 km above the summit and drifted 12 km to westerly directions. ... read all
Mon, 24 Mar 2014, 19:19
Strombolian explosions remain relatively frequent (6-8 per hour) and some of them have been at the higher end of the typical normal activity scale, with ash plumes rising up to 1,200 m above the crater. Incandescent material falling back from the stronger explosions cause spectacular incandescent avalanches on the upper cone. read all
Tue, 18 Mar 2014, 17:05
Strombolian activity at the volcano has decreased a bit. Weak to moderate explosions occur at irregular intervals typically in the range of 1 hour, eject abundant incandescent lava to 100-150 m above the crater and generate avalanches on the upper slopes. The lava flow has stopped being active. ... read all