The Fuego volcano, located about 50 km southwest of the capital of Guatemala, on Sunday increased its eruptive activity and ash fall rumblings surrounding area, the Institute of Volcanology reported.
« The Fuego volcano is in a phase of high activity. In the course of Sunday morning largest increase is observed, being the beginning of a new eruption, » the institution said in a special bulletin.
The incandescent source reaches 250-300 m above the crater, feeding lava flows reaching 1,800 and 2,000 meters, he said. Also, the company said that this eruption phase « is accompanied by moderate to strong explosions, causing booms and shock waves ».
The product ash plumes from explosions reaching 4.800 meters above sea level traveling at 15 kilometers west and southwest. The institute warned that this new eruption phase power may increase in the coming hours and already ashfall on five villages located on the slopes of the colossus, of 3.763 meters of altitude, located between the departments of Chimaltenango, Escuintla it reported and Sacatepequez (southwest).
The Institute of Volcanology civil protection recommended aa implement the state of yellow alert phase 2 and be aware of the evolution of the activity, the Directorate of Aeronautics and take precautions to air traffic as ash exists at 4,800 meters above sea level .
November 30, 2015. Fuego, Guatemala :
Source : La Prensa .
Photo : Andrew Shepard.