Guatemala, May 23, 2016 Time: 12: 40
End of the eruption of the Fuego volcano.
Morphology: composite Stratovolcano
Location Geographical: 14 ° 28 ’54 “N latitude, 90 ° 52′ 54” W. longitude
The eruption of the Fuego volcano ends, it has been characterized as a strombolian eruption with explosions and moderate effusion of lava accompanied by strong rumblings, ejecting ash columns that reached the 5000 meters in paroxysmal stage with movement towards West, the Southwest, at a distance of 15 km.
The Volcano Observatory OVFGO, reported only a white plume, low ash explosions moderate until 4800 m, moving westward -South West at a distance of 15 km. On the southeast side, in the canyon las Lajas, still maintains the lava flow of 1500 meters long, which will disappear in the coming hours. The eruption has not generated pyroclastic flows.
Seismic activity recorded by the station FG3 note of low frequency events associated with low to moderate explosions, the graph shows the RSAM completion of the eruption phase.
The INSIVUMEH recommends:
Continue to monitor the activity of the Fuego volcano.
At the Directorate General of Civil Aviation:
It is recommended to take precautions with traffic in the area of the Fuego volcano, because there are still scattered ash 15 kilometers on the western and southwest flank of the volcanic complex.
May 24, 2016.Fuego , Guatemala :
Source : Insivumeh
Photo : AP Castillo