The Fuego volcano in Guatemala Register a new eruptive phase.
Guatemala City, January 16.
The Fuego volcano, located about 50 km south of the capital of Guatemala, recorded Saturday explosions and sent a plume of smoke that reached the 4,700 meters, an official said.
« There were 14 moderate explosions (which contained a smoke gray) to a height of between 4,700 and 4,400 meters (above sea level), which have spread to a distance of between 8 and 12 km to the southeast and the northeast of the volcanic complex « said in a bulletin, the National Institute of Seismology.
The volcano of 3763 meters, located between the departments of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepequez (Southwest), was registered on 3 January, his first powerful eruption of this year, which lasted three days.
In February last year, the eruption of the Fuego volcano had a powerful eruption which forced the authorities to declare early warning and close the airport in the capital because of ash fall, which had also affected the city colonial of Antigua Guatemala.
January 17, 2016. Fuego, Guatemela :
Sources : Andina .
Photo : Sergio Emilio Montufar Codoner