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Fuego volcano (Guatemala), activity update: increasing explosive activity

Thursday Mar 22, 2007 19:37 PM | BY: TOM PFEIFFER

Activity at Fuego seems to be increasing.
INSIVUMEH reported that incandescent material from Fuego was ejected 200 m above the summit on 15 March. The activity was accompanied by rumbling noises and shockwaves that vibrated windows several kilometers away. Two lava flows were observed; one traveled about 1,500 m W toward the Taniluyá River valley. An ash plume drifted S and SW. On 16 March, Strombolian activity propelled material 300 m above the summit and shockwaves were felt as far as 15 km away. The lava flows from 15 March advanced and three more flows were observed in different ravines on 16 March. Ash plumes rose to an altitude of 5.4 km (17,799 ft) a.s.l. and drifted S, SW, and E. Two pyroclastic flows traveled about 800 m; one NW and another W and SW.


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Source: INSIVUMEH via GVP/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 14-20 March 2007

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