Fuego volcano news & eruption update
Fuego volcano (Guatemala): strong explosions, increase of activity
Monday Apr 21, 2014 08:35 AM | BY: T
Strombolian explosion from Fuego this morning
Seismic signal yesterday
Activity at the volcano continues to be elevated and increased yesterday, prompting INSIVUMEH to issue a special bulletin yesterday, in which the agency warns that a possible new paroxysm could occur in the near future.
Current seismic signal
The volcano observatory reported moderate to strong explosions with plumes up to 1 km height and drifting 12 km, causing ash falls ash on the villages Panimaché, Morelia, Santa Sofia and others. This activity was also accompanied by increased tremor. As of today, it has decreased again, but remains high, and the occurrence of another paroxysm is still a potential scenario.
In this case, strong explosions and associated ash plum rising significantly more than 1-2 km above the summit, lava flows and potentially pyroclastic flows on the southern slopes could be expected.
the course of the day have intensified moderate and loud explosions, spewing columns of ash 4,500 meters moderate. Moving at 12 kilometers west and southwest, depositing fine particles of
These explosions generate moderate to strong rumblings audible more than 20 miles away in nearby villages are felt shock waves that vibrate roofs and windows of houses.
This type of activity that generates moderate sounds, cause alarm among the inhabitants of this area.
Due to this activity the probability of lava flows, and pyroclastic flow generation flow is maintained, by the ravines around the volcano.
Friday, Apr 18, 2014
Moderate to strong explosions continue at the volcano with ash plumes rising almost 1 km above the crater. ... [more]
Monday, Apr 14, 2014
The volcano has returned to normal levels of activity without producing a new paroxysm when activity climbed during 10 April. Intermittent explosions of strombolian type and small to moderate size were heard during the past 24 hours, but could not be directly observed due to cloud cover. [more]
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014
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. ... [more]
Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
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. ... [more]
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014
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. ... [more]