Decrease of eruptive phase.
The eruption of the Fuego volcano recorded a decrease in its phase of activity which had increased since December 14. This eruption was the 13th in 2015 and on December 17th, the activity is back within its normal range, according to the daily bulletin of the Volcanological Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanologia, Meteorología e Hidrología -INSIVUMEH-.
The information shared by the scientific body of the Sistema Nacional para la Coordinadora de Desastres Reducción-CONRED, said that small white plumes are observed, rising to a height of 4200 meters above sea level and propagating towards the West and the Southwest.
Fuego volcano present 4-5 explosions per hour, which leads to emission of a gray ash column to a height of 4,400 to 4,500 meters above sea level, with a dispersion range of 8 to 12 kilometers to the west and the southwest. The explosions generate low sounds like those of locomotives. In areas near the Fuego volcano observatory, low ash falls were recorded.
The Executive Secretariat of CONRED through the departmental delegates and INSIVUMEH maintain the surveillance of Volcan Fuego.
For the general population, it is advisable to pay attention to information from the authorities, and to avoid putting lives at risk and report any incident to the telephone number 1566 which is accessible 24 hours a day throughout the country.
At the Directorate General of Civil Aviation -DGAC-, it is advisable to take precautions with the air traffic in the Volcan de Fuego area because of the ash remains stagnant after the eruption of yesterday.
December 22, 2015. Fuego, Guatemala :
Source : Conred .
Photo : Jose Pablo