Volcano Special Bulletin.
Activity Type: Peléenne
Morphology: Complex of dacitic domes
Geographical location: 14 ° 44 ’33 “N Latitude 91 ° 34’13” W longitude
Height: 2500 m
On the eruption of Santiaguito volcano at 17:45, the OVSAN reported a loud explosion, accompanied by columns of thick ash up to 5,000 meters, which is directed to the east, south westover a distance of 40 km, as happened previously, causing ash fall on San Felipe Retalhuleu, Pueblo Nuevo, El Nuevo Palmar, Las Marias, Village Loma Linda, San Marcos Palajunoj Fincas El Faro, La Florida Patzulin El Patrocinio and others on this flank.
These explosions generated audible sound rumbling to more than 30 kilometers and pyroclastic flows that came down the crater of Caliente Dome on the east flanks, South and West, and in rivers Cabello Angel and San Isidro and possibly Nima II over a length of 2 km.
It is necessary to mention that the recorded eruptions observed in recent days, are violent, with the expulsion of ballistic projectiles of different sizes at a distance of 3 km.
Because of the violence of the explosions, it is possible to know crisis similar or superior to that of May 9, 2014.
Therefore, the INSIVUMEH recommends:
A CONRED, taking into account the activity of the Santiaguito volcano remains powered, with the ability to generate similar or more violent eruptions, it is necessary to take all measures deemed necessary precautions and keep alert .
Also for Loma Linda and San Marcos Palajujoj villages that are most affected by ash fall, constants, which can cause problems for the respiratory tract, stomach and affect the view of the people.
At the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, to take precautions with air traffic, as there is ash in the atmosphere over a distance of 40 kilometers to the southwest, south and east, in the Santiaguito volcanic perimeter at the height of 5000 above sea level, with opportunities to be transported further.
May 17 , 2016.Santiaguito , Guatemala :
Source : Insivumeh.
Photo : Austin Arkin