January 22, 2021

Guatemala's Fuego volcano holds up to twelve explosions per hour

Guatemala's Fuego volcano holds up to twelve explosions per hour



The Fuego volcano of Guatemala today maintains between 9 and 12 weak and moderate explosions per hour and ash columns at 4,700 meters above sea level, reported the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (Insivumeh).

The colossus, located 50 kilometers west of the Guatemalan capital, recorded the night of Sunday and in the early morning incandescence 100 to 200 meters above its crater.

Some of the avalanches reached long distances, up to the vegetation, in the direction of Santa Teresa, Ceniza and Las Lajas ravines, assured the Insivumeh

The remnant of lava flow remains slightly on the west flank of the cone, 3,763 meters above sea level.

The scientific body reports ash fall in Panimaché, Morelia, Sangre de Cristo, Santa Sofía, Palo Verde and San Pedro Yepocapa, among other communities.

The volcano of Fire, located between the departments of Escuintla, Sacatepéquez and Chimaltenango, registered last Friday an effusive eruption that concluded after 32 hours of activity, without causing victims although the preventive evacuation of several dozen people.

On June 3 the cone made a violent eruption that left at least 190 dead, 238 missing and more than 1.7 million affected, according to official figures.

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