Fuego volcano news & eruption updates:
Fuego and Santiaguito volcanoes (Guatemala): lahar warning due to heavy rainfall
With the arrival of the rain season, INSIVUMEH warns of mud flows that will likely occur during heavy rainfalls remobilizing loose deposits that have accumulated in the canyons draining from the volcano. Such lahars are potentially very destructive and can reach and flood low lying areas on the south coast.
Sat, 3 May 2014, 13:1713:17 PM | BY: T
The canyons that are most affected by lahars include the Santa Teresa, Taniluya, Ceniza, El Jute, Trinidad, and Las Lajas canyons, which are tributaries of the rivers Pantaleon, Achiguate, and Guacalate.
Similarly, at Santiaguito volcano, lahars could occur inside the river beds of Nima I, Nima II, San Isidro-Tambor, which drain into the Samala river. Potential damage could be afflicted to the bridge of Castillo Armas, and to the road turn at Niño.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014, 16:25
Strombolian activity remains at similar, relatively intense levels. Incandescent material is thrown to up to 200 m above the crater and ash plumes reach 800 m in height. The following video shows the activity as time-lapse during the past 12 hours: read all
Mon, 28 Apr 2014, 14:54
Activity has remained at normal, but relatively high levels, characterized by intermittent small to moderately strong strombolian explosions at intervals ranging from 10 minutes to more than 1 hour. The strongest explosions eject abundant glowing material to 150 m above the crater and ash plumes up to near 1 km, and are usually accompanied by shock waves felt in several km radius. ... read all
Thu, 24 Apr 2014, 19:51
During the day, activity at the volcano picked up again. The observatory reports 6-14 weak to strong strombolian explosions on average per hour, that eject ash plumes up to approx. 1 km height. ... read all
Thu, 24 Apr 2014, 08:29
Activity has decreased at the volcano, although the volcano observatory doesn't rule out that this is only a temporary pause and a new phase of lava fountaining and flows could occur in the near future. read all
Mon, 21 Apr 2014, 08:35
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. ... read all