During the past few days have been generated a series of strong explosions on the Santiaguito volcanic complex. Today at 09:20 a strong explosion was recorded with pyroclastic flows that go down to the ravines south of the volcanic complex.
The ash column reached a height of about 5,000 meters (16.404 feet), moving in a southwest direction.
There is the possibility of fall of ballistic missiles with diameters of 1 m to over 3 kilometers around the perimeter of the dome. The ash plume move into a southwest direction, it is estimated that ash falls will occur in San Marcos Palajunoj, Loma Linda and San Martin Chile Verde, Quetzaltenango, and can even move further.
Due to the large amount of material that has been accumulated in the canyons and possible rain in the volcanic area, there is a possibility of lahars descent , moderate to strong, mainly in the afternoon.
Therefore, INSIVUMEH recommends:
At CONRED to take precautions and set the judge to alert necessary, considering that the affected communities are located in the southwest of the volcano.
At the GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION MANAGEMENT: to take precautions with the air traffic because the ash column reached a height of 5000 m (16,404 feet) moving in a southwest direction.
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July 02 , 2016.Santiaguito , Guatemala :
Source : Insivumeh