SPECIAL BULLETIN Guatemala August 24, 2015 10:00. (Local time)
The activity of the Santiaguito volcano intensified last days. The OVSAN (Santiaguito Volcano Observatory) reported loud explosions, accompanied by thunder and strong shock waves, sensitive to more than 12 km.
This comes from the cone of Caliente crater the location of abundant lava pile. This stored energy generates this type of explosion, some accompanied by pyroclastic flows to the West and the east, which form gaps or channels. The columns of ash expelled reach 3,900 meters, moving toward to the east, south and southwest of the volcanic complex, which may extend to more than 15 km. Due to the described activity, the volcano is likely to continue generating explosions with strong shock waves, accompanied by pyroclastic flows, so it is necessary to take precautions and not to approach the complex dome.
The INSIVUMEH recommends:
– At the CONRED, to implement the yellow warning phase state 2 and monitor the activity.
– A Civil Aviation Authority, to take precautions with air traffic as there is a probability of bursting which can scatter the ashes higher and further than now.
August 25, 2015. Santiaguito, Guatemala :
Body type: Complex dacitic domes
Geographical location: 1 4 ° 4 4 ’ 33 ? Latitude N ;
9 1 ° 3 4’ 13 ? Longitude W
Height: 2.500 m
Source : Insivumeh.
Photo : Summitpost