Fuego , Guatemala : High activity of the Fuego volcano.

Fuego , Guatemala : High activity of the Fuego volcano.

High activity of the Fuego volcano.

Type: Vulcanian
Morphology : composite Stratovolcano
Geographical location: 14 ° 28 ’54 “North Latitude, 90 ° 52′ 54” West Longitude.
Height: 3,763m.

As indicated in the daily bulletins, the activity of the Fuego volcano continues, generating moderate to heavy explosions ejecting ash columns rising from 4600-4800 meters to the west and the southwestover a distance of 15 kilometers.
These explosions generate strong rumbling sound, heard on over 30 kilometers, accompanied by shock waves which vibrate the roofs and windows of houses in the villages and hamlets within 15 kilometers from the volcanic area.
This activity of the Fuego volcano is high and alarm the population near the volcano rumbling sounds are reported in Santa Lucia Cotz, Yepocapa and other cities the department of Chimaltenango.

Ash falls were observed in the villages of Morelia, Panimache I and II, Sangre de Cristo, Yepocapa and others. Seismic activity recorded by FG3 stations shows that events like explosions and tremors (internal vibration) associated with the rise of magma are high. There is a probability of generating the sixth strong eruption of the year in the coming days or weeks.

The INSIVUMEH recommends:
At the CONRED:
Being aware of changes in the activity of the Fuego volcano.
At the Directorate General of Civil Aviation:
It is recommended to take precautions with the air traffic in the area of the Fuego volcano because the ashes are scattered along 15 km on the western and southwestern slopes of volcanic complex

April 12 , 2016. Fuego , Guatemala : 

Source : Insivumeh.

Photo : David Rojas.

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