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Pyroclastic flows at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

A phase of increased lava flow activity occurred this morning at Fuego volcano, Guatemala, generating a series of pyroclastic flows that descended mostly on the southwestern side of the volcano. An ash plume rising as a by-product of the pyroclastic flows was...

September 02, 2013


Seismic activity increases at Pacaya, Guatemala

Latest reports from Guatemalan INSIVUMEH note that seismic and surface activity have increased during the past days and are characterized by the appearance of continuous tremor and more frequent strombolian explosions. This suggests a batch of fresh magma is

July 25, 2013


New lava flow started at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

According to the latest report by INSIVUMEH on July 12, 2013 a faint white plume rising 150 to 200 meters above the crater, dispersing westward and northwestward, has been observed at Fuego volcano, Guatemala. Eight explosions have been detected, ejecting grey

July 14, 2013


Strong explosions and ash emissions at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

According to the latest INSIVUMEH special volcanic bulletin on June 28, 2013 the eruptive pattern changes at Fuego volcano, Guatemala are generating vulcanian explosions, with higher concentrations of grey ash, producing a plume reaching 800 meters in height and moving

June 30, 2013


New activity observed at Guatemalan volcanoes - Explosions and lava flow at Fuego and degassing at Santiaguito

INSIVUMEH reported thirteen explosions being detected on June 17, 2013, at Fuego volcano, Guatemala. The explosions ejected incandescent material up to 125 meters in the air, and weak grey plumes 300 to 500 meters in height were seen above the crater. These

June 17, 2013


Degassing and lahar at Santiaguito volcano, Guatemala

INSIVUMEH reported on June 4, 2013 new activity at Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala. Strong degassing was observed at crater, producing a 300 meters high semi-thick column of white smoke, flowing in the northwest direction. On June 3, 2013 heavy rainfalls moved

June 05, 2013

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Increase in seismic activity and effusion type eruption at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

According to authorities the Pacaya volcano in Guatemala had small, effusion type, eruption on Thursday, May 30, 2013. The volcanic material was sent about 200 meters in the air. In a report published today INSIVUMEH states that Pacayá has

May 30, 2013


M 6.2 earthquake struck near Guatemala City, Guatemala

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake was registered 10 km (6 miles) ESE of Guatemala City, Guatemala on March 25, 2013 at 23:02:14 UTC. The epicenter was located 6 km (3 miles) NNW of San Jose Pinula and 7 km (4 miles) ENE of Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala at

March 26, 2013

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Explosions and ash columns at Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala

A small eruption cloud was observed at Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala on January 11, 2013. INSUVIMEH reported  explosions at cone crater, accompanied by steam plumes and fine ash columns up to 3300 meters,  moving west-southwest. 4 lava flows from the lava dome

January 12, 2013

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Pacaya volcano in Guatemala under close observation - 3 explosions recorded with ash up to 3 km

In a bulletin issued on December 28, 2012 by CONRED, three explosions have been recorded at the Pacaya volcano, Guatemala, with ash seen up to 3 km above sea level.  Experts advised that Pacaya's strombolian type of activity will continue in the coming days or weeks,

December 29, 2012


Strong M 6.5 earthquake offshore Guatemala

Strong earthquake initially registered as M 6.2, but later revised to 6.5, struck near coast of Guatemala at 22:15 UTC on November 11, 2012 according to USGS. The epicenter was  near Mexico-Guatemala border, 40 km (25 miles) SSE from Suchiate, Chiapas, Mexico and 60

November 11, 2012


Massive earthquake M 7.4 strikes Champerico, Guatemala

Massive and deadly earthquake with recorded magnitude 7.4 hit Guatemala on November 7, 2012 at 16:35 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 24 km (14 miles) S of Champerico, Guatemala and 61 km (37 miles) SSW of San Sebastian, Guatemala at

November 07, 2012


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. ...

September 16, 2012


New eruption at Fuego volcano in Guatemala

Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego  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

September 14, 2012

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Earthquake magnitude 6.0 struck offshore Guatemala

A strong earthquake with magnitude 6.0 struck offshore Guatemala on July 29, 2012 at 12:22 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 26 km (16 miles) SW of Ocos, Guatemala at 14.326°N, 92.352°W. Recorded depth was 35.3 km (21.9 miles). EMSC recorded

July 29, 2012


Guatemala’s Fuego volcano unleashes 2 km ash cloud

The Guatemalan geophysical survey SERNAGEOMIN reports increasing explosive activity from Fuego volcano, one of the country's most active volcanoes. Fuego was observed producing ash clouds reaching 1500-2000 m above the summit crater (at ca. 3600 m altitude) which

November 22, 2011


Hurricanes Irwin and Jova moving in Eastern Pacific, heading toward Mexico

Irwin became the eighth hurricane of the eastern pacific season early Friday morning, and could be quickly followed by Jova on Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)....IRWIN MOVING SLOWLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD...LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH DURING

October 08, 2011


Magnitude 5.8 - Guatemala

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck the country of Guatemala at a depth of 39.4 km (24.5 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (32 miles) SE of  Guatemala City, 74 km (45 miles) WNW of Santa Ana, El Salvador (14.332°N, 90.142°W). The 5.8 magnitude

September 20, 2011


Strong rains and flash floods battered Guatemala

Authorities in Guatemala on Friday declared a red alert in the Santa Rosa department east of the capital after recent strong rains and flash floods left seven dead.The Center of Emergency Operations, which provides necessary aid to affected populations, is

August 27, 2011


Tropical storm Dora becomes 4th Pacific hurricane of the season

Tropical storm Dora, the fourth named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, strengthened off the coast of Central America on Monday. The storm, with winds of about 95 kph, could reach hurricane strength on Tuesday but is not forecast to make a direct hit on land and

July 19, 2011

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Guatemala: Alert in Two Areas for Volcanic Activity

Guatemalan departments of Quetzaltenango and Retalhuleu were declared this Friday in yellow alert due to the increased activity of the volcano Santiaguito . According to the National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology of Guatemala

May 07, 2011

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Santa Maria erupts, pyroclastic flows detected, Guatemala

Explosions from Santa María's Santiaguito lava dome complex produced ash plumes that rose 800 m above the Caliente dome and drifted SW during March 2 - 3. Two pyroclastic flows were also detected. Ashfall was reported in multiple areas downwind. Based on...

March 10, 2011