Eruption of Fuego volcano in Guatemala forced 33 000 people to evacuate

Eruption of Fuego volcano in Guatemala forced 33 000 people to evacuate

More than 33 000 people were forced to evacuate the area after another violent eruption of Guatemalan volcano Fuego. North and northeast winds forecasted for the weekend period would help to steer most of the smoke and ash from the eruption away from the city.

Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) erupted on the morning of September 13, 2012. According to the Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (CONRED), the eruption included ash emissions to the west and a 500-meter (2,000-foot) long lava flow. CONRED also warned of pyroclastic flows that could descend the mountain in any direction.

Fuego

INSIVUMEH report from September 15 said there were seven explosions recorded, expelling moderate fine ash at 500 and 800 meters above crater. Ashfall is reported at the village Sangre Cristo. Lava flows are reported at Taniluya, 1200 meters long and another at Ceniza, over 200 meters long. The moderate explosions generate weak rumblings.

VAAC Report - Sep 15, 2012 - 01:24 UTC

Fuego

Featured image credit: Oswaldo Cerna

Tags: fuego, guatemala

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