July 25, 2021

The Fuego volcano of Guatemala starts a new eruption

The Fuego volcano of Guatemala starts a new eruption

The Fuego volcano, located 50 kilometers west of the capital of Guatemala, began today an effusive eruption, reported the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (Insivumeh).

The new eruption of the colossus began around 03.50 local time (09.50 GMT), said Insivumeh, who explained that the incandescent source that emerges from the crater reaches 400 meters above sea level and that the lava flow reaches the 600 meters in length.

The scientific entity warned that due to the effusive eruption there is the possibility that the volcano's energy will increase and that pyroclastic flows will be generated in its ravines in the next few hours.

The Insivumeh said that the authorities should adopt all precautionary measures and decree the warning they consider necessary.

On June 3, the colossus recorded its most violent eruption, which so far leaves at least 190 dead and affected more than 1.7 million people.

The number of missing persons for that event, according to the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conred), is 238 people.


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