The volcano observatory of Santiaguito volcano and the seismic station Stg3, currently recording the descent of moderate lahar, with potential to increase in the next few minutes. With a width of 30 meters and a height of 1.5 meters across, carrying abundant fine material, pyroclastic products resulting of the constants eruptions of Santiaguito volcano. The Observatory indicates that the lahar is hot and gives off a strong smell of sulfur in its path.
This lahar is as strong waves due to thick material, which descends with lava blocks up to a meter and a half, some are on the banks of the river.
Therefore, the INSIVUMEH recommends:
Note that the constant rain in the volcano area and the amount of material that was filed by the constant activity of the Santiaguito volcano generates these events, mainly in the afternoon and evening, so it must not stay on the banks of rivers, as they may spill. The rain will continue to generate these events may be higher or similar to those of today.
At the General Directorate of Roads:
It is recommended to take precautions, especially at the height of the bridge Castillo Armas, as in previous years, these lahars have the power to overflow.
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July 04 , 2016.Santiaguito , Guatemala :
Source : Insivumeh.
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