Guatemala January 3, 2016, 18: 30 (local time)
Effusive eruption of Volcan de Fuego.
Morphology : Composite Stratovolcano
Geographical location:: 14 ° 28 ’54 North Latitude ; 90 ° 52’54 west longitude.
The effusive eruption remains energized, emitting thick column of ash up to 7300 meters. (24000 feet, reported by an airplane) to the west and south over a distance of 40 km.
Constants explosions emit locomotive sounds accompanied by shock waves. Ash falls were reported in the villages of Panimache, Morelia, Hagia Sophia, El Porvenir La Rochelle, Osuna. They are likely to reach Siquinalá and Santa Lucia Cotz
The OVFGO reports an incandescent source 500 meters above the crater that feeds a lava flow of 3000 meters long in the Canyons Trinidad and Las Lajas.
This effusive eruption continues, but it can grow in the hours, mainly by pyroclastic flows in the Canyons Las Lajas, El Jute and Trinidad, so you should be aware of the evolution of the eruption.
For this, the INSIVUMEH recommends:
At Conred, maintain the state of alert appropriate to the eruption of the Fuego volcano, mainly on South and South East of volcanic complex flanks.
At civil aviation, to take precautions with the air traffic due to the dispersion of ash over a distance of 40 km in the east and south.
January 04, 2016. Fuego , Guatemala :
Source : Insivumeh .
Photo : T Pfeiffer / Volcanodiscovery