Powerful eruption of Fuego Volcano in Guatemala – Pyroclastic flows, ashfall and plume 6km in the air (videos and pictures)
The Fuego volcano, the most active in Central America, erupted violently on Thursday, September 23, 2021 around 6:40 a.m. local time, triggering large columns of ash (up to 6.3km in the air) and pyroclastic flows (1km to 1.2km long).
According to preliminary reports, the cone is is constantly shaken by volcanic tremors and moderate to strong avalanches run down the Ceniza, Trinidad, Tanuluyá, Santa Teresa and Las Lajas canyons.
The eruption is accompanied by moderate to strong noises (similar to the sound of a locomotive)
Ash fell onto communities located on the south and southwest flanks of the volcano (Panimache I and II, Morelia, El Porvenir, Santa Sofía, Sangre de Cristo and San Pedro Yepocapa) and may affect air traffic in the surrounding of the ‘Mountain of Fire’.
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