Santiaguito , Guatemala : Santiaguito volcano continues its phase of high activity.

Santiaguito , Guatemala : Santiaguito volcano continues its phase of high activity.

Guatemala April 19, 2016, 10:34 p.m. local time
SPECIAL BULLETIN Volcanological

Activity Type: Peléenne
Morphology : Complex of dacitic domes
Geographical location: 14 ° 44’33 “North Latitude, 91 ° 34’13” West Longitude.
Height: 2500m.

Santiaguito volcano, as reported through newsletters, continues its phase of high activity. Tonight from 10:34 p.m.
It was a sharp explosion, generating pyroclastic flows toward the southeast and southern Caliente dome.

This activity was generated by the collapse in the east and west of the crater rim, and raised a cloud of ash up to 4,000 meters, which is moved to the East and South, a distance of 25 kilometers. It is estimated that due to the fineness of the ash cloud that could extend further as happened during the previous days.

This activity was generated by the collapse in the east and west of the crater rim, and raised a cloud of ash up to 4,000 meters, which is moved to the East and South, to a distance of 25 kilometers. It is estimated that due to the fineness of the ash cloud that could extend further as happened during the previous days.

The abundant ash fell on the FCAS, San Jose, La Quina, Aldea Santa Maria de Jesus, and south of Aldea Las Marias, and perhaps in the next few minutes, on San Felipe, Retalhuleu and other areas in the areas of Quetzaltenango, according to the variability of the wind.

Santiaguito made several similar events during this month and is expected to generate similar or more intense events in the hours and \ or upcoming days. So, do not stay near the volcanic complex because it can generate pyroclastic flows.

Therefore, the INSIVUMEH recommends:

At the CONRED, to take the necessary precautions to implement the vigilance it deems necessary, take precautions with the air near the volcanic complex, mainly because of the ash that can contaminate drinking water and cause problems breathing.
At the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, to take precautions with air traffic, such as ash moves westbound and Southwest, at 4000 meters above sea level, with the potential to be transported over distances of over 25 km.

April 21 , 2016. Santiaguito , Guatemala :

 

Source : Insivumeh

Photo : Denis Hernandez

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