Special Report Volcanological
Guatemala, April 7, 2016, 13 25 pm (local time)
Morphology: composite Stratovolcano
Geographical location: 14 ° 28 ’54 “North Latitude, 90 ° 52’54” West longitude.
As stated in the daily bulletins, the activity of Fuego volcano eruption changed his behavior, generating moderate to heavy explosions ejecting ash columns of 4600-4800 meters to the west and the southwest for a distance of 15 kilometers.
These explosions generate strong rumbling sound at more than 20 kilometers, accompanied by shock waves that vibrate the roofs and windows of the houses in the villages and hamlets within 12 km.
This activity of the Fuego volcano is high and is at the origin of alarm in the population near the volcano, as the reports of rumbling sounds from Santa Lucia Cotz and some municipalities of Chimaltenango department. Ash falls took place in the villages of Morelia, Panimache I and II, Sangre de Cristo and others. The activity is high with the probability of generating the sixth eruption of the year in the coming days or weeks.
The INSIVUMEH recommends:
Stay aware of the evolution of the activity of Fuego volcano.
At Directorate General of Civil Aviation:
It is recommended to take precautions with air traffic in the area of the Fuego volcano because the ashes are scattered over more than 15 kilometers to the southwest and on the West flanks of the volcanic complex.
April 09, 2016.Fuego , Guatemala :
Source : Insivumeh
Photo : Marlonardon