Fuego volcano news & eruption updates:
Fuego volcano (Guatemala) activity update: intermittent strombolian explosions, lava flow
Tuesday Aug 07, 2012 08:03 AM | DOOR: T
The lava flow on Fuego's SE flank (INSIVUMEH webcam) early on 7 Aug
INSIVUMEH reports about 10 weak explosions daily, ejecting ash to 3-400 m and incandescent bombs to 100 m height above the crater, accompanied by degassing sounds similar to a locomotive.
Seismic signal from FG3 station (INSIVUMEH)
Ash plumes from these explosions drift for about 10 km mostly in westerly directions.
The lava flow in direction of barranca Taniluya is still active and 250 m long, and sheds incandescent blocks rolling down from its front to the vegetation line.
The seismic signal currently shows lots of activity, probably related to rockfalls from the lava flow.
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012
Fuego's activity has decreased a bit during the past days. The latest report from early 30 July from the observatory counts 9 weak strombolian explosions during the previous day with incandescent bombs reaching 100 m height ash clouds of 200-500 m height, drifting 10 km to the W and NW. ... [meer...]
Monday, Jul 30, 2012
On 29 July, INSIVUMEH observed 6 explosions producing gray columns reaching heights of 300 m and drifting to the W and NW and causing avalanches of incandescent material on the upper flanks. Glowing bombs were seen ejected to up to 100 m above the crater and strong rumbling and jet-engine like sounds accompanied the explosions. ... [meer...]
Friday, Jul 27, 2012
Weak but frequent explosions occur at Fuego volcano in Guatemala. On 25-26 July, they were producing gray ash columns reaching heights of 300 m to 600 m, and drifting up to 12 km west, northwest and southwest. ... [meer...]
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012
Seismic activity recorded at Fuego volcano suggests another significant outburst occurred at that volcano late yesterday 27 June. INSIVUMEH reports 6 weak ash emissions and 3 strombolian explosions ejecting glowing bombs up to 150 m. [meer...]
Thursday, Jun 21, 2012
Fuego volcano continues to produce lava flows and strong strombolian explosions, and CENAPRED and CONRED warn about possibly pyroclastic flows that could be generated by collapsing lava flow fronts and incandescent material rolling down the steep upper slopes of the volcano as has occurred before during the ongoing strong eruptive phase. It is therefore recommended not to stay within canyons in the vicinity of the volcano. The CONRED system maintains constant monitoring. [meer...]