Fuego , Guatemala : Incandescent lava fountains rise 500 meters .

Fuego , Guatemala : Incandescent lava fountains rise 500 meters .

Activity type : Vulcanian.
Morphology : composite Stratovolcano
Geographical location: 14 ° 28′ 54″ North Latitude ;

90 ° 52′ 54 ” West Longitude.
Height: 3,763 m.

After nearly six hours after the start of the eruption of the Fuego , the volcano observatory (OVFGO) reports that moderate to heavy explosions continue, rising to an altitude of 4800 m. Incandescent lava fountains rise 500 meters above the crater, the column of ash to a height of 4800 meters.

Currently, this one moves to the West and North, over a distance of 25 km, could extend further, according to the evolution of the eruption. It was reported falls of ash in Chimaltenango, Zaragoza, accompanied by the smell of sulfur in some areas of the department.
The eruption produced lava flows towards the canyons Trinidad, Las Lajas and Santa Teresa reaching between 800 and 2000 meters. Explosions rumble and generate shock waves, causing vibrations in the roofs and windows more than 25 kilometers from the volcano.

This eruption, like the previous ones, can generate pyroclastic flows through canyons Las Lajas and El Jute and other around the volcano. So it is necessary to take precautions and not to remain near or in canyons.

February 10 , 2016. Fuego , Guatemala :

Source : Insivumeh.

Photo : Raul Arambula Mendoza

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