Special Bulletin Volcanologic, Guatemala February 5, 2016 16:10 (local time)
Increased activity of the Fuego volcano
Activity type : vulcanian
Morphology : composite stratovolcano
Geographical location: 14 ° 28 ‘54 « N Latitude; 90 ° 52’54« W. Longitude
The model of eruption of the Fuego volcano is changing. Yesterday, overnight, the activity generated by the explosions increased in number and power.
The Fuego Volcano Observatory (OVFGO) reported moderate to heavy explosions, around 5 to 6 per hour, accompanied by moderate avalanche of blocks from the crater to the base of the volcano. This activity also generates spillovers and shock waves, sensitive to more than 10 kilometers of volcanic perimeter.
The activity generated by explosions includes abundant ash emissions, ejected at a height of 4500 meters, to the West, the North West and the North, at more than 12 kilometers from the volcano.
This activity may increase in the coming hours, and even generate a similar eruption which took place in January this year.
The Civil Aviation Directorate should take precautions for air traffic because of ash clouds present to 4500m altitude, moving over 12 km and beyond, according to the prevailing wind.
February 07 , 2016. Fuego , Guatemala :
Source : Insivumeh.
Photos : Hotel Casa Cristina