Santiaguito volcano recorded eruptions with pyroclastic flows.
Santiaguito volcano recorded at 07.30 on Monday, April 11 an explosion that generated a strong column of ash that rose to 4500 meters above the level of the sea. The explosion also generated pyroclastic flows which descended on the volcano slopes as indicated in the special bulletin volcanology BEVST # 55-2016 of the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology -INSIVUMEH-.
According to information from the INSIVUMEH, Santiaguito volcano maintains high activity phase has been observed in recent weeks, and generating fine particles falls in the surrounding communities. The explosion this morning caused ash falls in the villages of Monte Bello and Loma Lina, San Marcos Palajunoj and other communities nearby.
According to information from the scientific body of the National Coordination System for Disaster Reduction-Conrad, it is stated that the Santiaguito volcano is in eruption phase so that similar events may be generated in the coming hours or days ahead . It is recommended not to stay near the volcanic complex because it can generate pyroclastic flows reaching populations.
At the Directorate General of Civil Aviation -DGAC-, it is advisable to take precautions with air navigation, as this type of ash generated by the Santiaguito volcano move to the West, Southwest and Northwest at a height of 4500 meters above sea level with possibility to be transported over distances of 50 kilometers.
April 12, 2016.Santiaguito , Guatemala :
Source : Conred .
Photo : Felix Von Aulock