The Fuego maintain its phase of volcanic eruption which began on Tuesday, September 1st. In the last 24 hours, it was observed lava fountains, moderate to heavy explosions, and falls reports of fine particles of ash on surrounding communities , according to the Special Bulletin of the Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanologia , Meteorología e Hidrología -INSIVUMEH-.
The activity of the Fuego volcano is accompanied by explosions that form a column of ash up to 5,000 meters above sea level, which is dispersed in a westerly direction for a distance of 15 km. Last night, the seismic station recorded the descent of pyroclastic – volcanic clouds flowing down the volcano. According to the scientific authority of the Sistema for the Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción of Desastres -CONRED-, ash fall was reported in the towns of San Pedro Yepocapa, Chimaltenango, in Morelia, Panimaché, St. Sophia and in the communities of Sangre de Cristo. Residents say they observe normal activity.
The Executive Secretariat of CONRED and the INSIVUMEH, continues to monitor the behavior of the volcano in the seventh eruption this year and it is possible that the volcano continues to generate pyroclastic flows.
The general public is encouraged to be attentive to information from the authorities, avoid risking his life and if you live in communities near the volcano to cover food and containers in which water is stored, in order to avoid contamination caused by falling ash.
At the Directorate General of Civil Aviation -DGAC-, it is advisable to take precautions to air navigation, for a distance of 25 kilometers, and likely to spread or to climb higher.
September 03, 2015. Fuego , Guatemala :
Source : Conred.
Photos : Rosendo Morales.