Volcán de Fuego de Guatemala is still active with seven explosions per hour

The Fuego volcano, located 50 kilometers west from the Guatemalan capital, remains active today with seven moderate to strong explosions  per hour, two weeks after a strong eruption that left more than one hundred dead.

The National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (Insivumeh) reported that the colossus is throwing ash up to 4,800 meters above sea level, which is dispersed 15 kilometers south, west and southwest.

The explosions generate reverberations that are audible at a distance of 10 kilometers, and avalanches have been observed towards the Barrancas Seca, Ceniza and Las Lajas, according to official information.

The search efforts ended in El Rodeo and San Miguel Los Lotes (Escuintla), the area of ​​impact of the eruption, by decision of the Departmental Coordinator for Disaster Reduction of Escuintla, which declared the area “uninhabitable and high risk” .


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