Increased activity at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

Increased activity at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

​A period of increased volcanic activity started at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano on Thursday, October 8, 2020, with intense Strombolian activity ejecting volcanic material up to 300 m (984 feet), ash emissions and at least 4 lava flows. Pacaya is a highly active…

Frequent explosions at Fuego volcano, lahar warning issued, Guatemala

Frequent explosions at Fuego volcano, lahar warning issued, Guatemala

Frequent explosions continue at Fuego volcano, Guatemala accompanied by ash emissions up to 4.8 km (15 600 feet) a.s.l., ashfall in nearby communities and lahars. In 24 hours to 14:20 LT on October 6, the Fuego volcano observatory reported white fumarole with a…

Strombolian activity at Pacaya, ash and lava flow observed, Guatemala

Strombolian activity at Pacaya, ash and lava flow observed, Guatemala

Strombolian activity continues at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano, with volcanic material spewed up to 100 m (328 feet) high, according to the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) on Monday, July 13, 2020. Lava flows…

Strong strombolian activity continues at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity continues at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity continues at Guatemalan Fuego volcano, with volcanic ash reaching up to 4 800 m (15 748 feet), according to the National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology of Guatemala (INSIVUMEH). Up to 14 moderate to…

Strong strombolian activity at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity continues at Guatemala's Fuego volcano. According to the National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology of Guatemala (INSIVUMEH), strong explosions are recorded at regular intervals of nine to 18 per hour,…

Eruption of Fuego volcano forces school closures, Orange Alert issued

Eruption of Fuego volcano forces school closures, Orange Alert issued

Guatemalan authorities issued an Orange Alert for Fuego volcano after its first eruption of the year on February 1, 2018. Explosions at the volcano lasted 20 hours, generating pyroclastic flows and a column of ash up to 6 500 m (21 325 feet) above sea level. Ash…