Fuego, Guatemala

INSIVUMEH reported that on 20 August lahars descended several rivers to the S and SE of Fuego, carrying fine material as well as blocks up to 1 m in diameter. Strong currents in Río Cenizas and El Jute were noted. During 25-26 August, explosions produced ash plumes that rose to an altitude of 4.1 km (13,500 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SW. Fumarolic plumes rose to an altitude of 4 km (13,100 ft) a.s.l. and also drifted SW. A 300-m-long lava flow traveled W towards the Santa Teresa ravine.

Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismologia, Vulcanologia, Meteorologia, e Hidrologia (INSIVUMEH) – “Report provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey’s Volcano Hazards Program.”

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