MINISTRY SERVICES OF RESEARCH AND GEOPHYSICAL
BULLETIN SPECIAL Guatemala, March 26, 2016, 07h 00 (local time)
As it has been said in the latest report, the Fuego volcano during these days, has maintained a high level of activity as its seismic tremor (internal vibration), showing moderate to heavy explosions.
This new phase of eruption of Strombolian type has issued two incandescent sources of 200 to 300 meters above the crater, generating two lava flows in canyons Las Lajas ,on the east of the volcano, 1,500 meters in length and in Canyon St. Teresa, to the west, on 800 meters. This activity is accompanied by moderate constant rumblings that resonate as the degassing of a locomotive.
The eruption ash column rose from 4.800 to 5.000 m to the west, the southwest and the northwest, a distance of about 15 kilometers, on the villages of Morelia, Hagia Sophia, and I Panimache II, San Pedro Yepocapa and other villages on the flanks.
This eruption has the same characteristics as the previous eruptions, namely to continue to feed lava flows. However, this activity can increase into energy, with strong rumbling and generate shock waves that can be sensitive to 15 km in the volcanic area. There is also the likelihood of generating pyroclastic flows through canyons, mostly by Las Lajas, El Jute, Trinidad and emit ash. So, it is necessary not to stay in the canyons around the volcano.
This is why INSIVUMEH recommends:
At the CONRED: To implement vigilance deemed necessary by this activity and to stay alert waiting for the development of the eruption of the Fuego volcano.
The MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION: Take precautions for air traffic, due to the current eruption of Fuego because there are ashes scattered over 15 kilometers on the northwest flanks, West, South-West and taking into account that there are changes in wind direction during the day.
March 27 , 2016. Fuego , Guatemala :
Activity type : vulcanian
Morphology : composite Stratovolcano
Geographical location: 14 ° 28’54 “North latitude 90 ° 52’54” West longitude.
Source : Insivumeh.
Photos : Diego Rizzo , Adrian Rohnfelder.