Fuego volcano (Guatemala): new phase of strong activity with lava fountains and lava flows
Thu, 8 Oct 2015, 09:0009:00 AM | BY: T
Lava fountains and flows at Fuego yesterday (INSIVUMEH)
Lava fountaining at Fuego this morning
Another phase of strongly increased activity is occurring at the volcano. Starting 6 Oct, strombolian activity increased to pulsating lava fountains from two summit vents and feeds two lava flows that started to descend the southern and western flanks of the volcano through the Trinidad and Santa Teresa canyon, reaching 1000 and 600 m, respectively.
Current seismic signal FG3 station (INSIVUMEH)
The activity so far has not resulted in the generation of the much-feared pyroclastic flows, but remains intense and could trigger such flows, if parts of the lava flows on the steep flanks collapse.
Thu, 1 Oct 2015, 08:02
A phase of increased activity with lava flow effusion occurred during the past days, but has subsided by now again. Read all