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“Volcano of Fire” Explodes, Devastating Towns and Villages

Posted by feww on June 4, 2018

Fuego volcano’s violent eruption kills dozens injures hundreds in Guatemala

The eruption has affected thousands of people, forcing mass evacuations.

EW said

  • Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts – most violent eruption in 4 decades.
  • The eruption, second this year, killed at least 25 people,and left about 300 injured. “Volcano of Fire” ejected a thick column of smoke and ash more than 8-kilometer into the air.
  • Most of the casualties were located in three towns: El Rodeo, Alotenango and San Miguel los Lotes.

The volcano is located 40 km southwest of the capital, Guatemala City, where heavy ashfall was reported.

February’s Eruption

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Eruption Continues at Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano

Posted by feww on December 6, 2015

Strombolian eruptions at Volcán de Fuego  

The 3,763 m volcano, dubbed the “Volcano of Fire,”  sits about 10km SW of the colonial city of Antigua (Pop: ~ 50,000), Guatemala’s former capital, and about 50km from Guatemala City. and is one of Central America’s most active volcanoes.

  • Fuego volcano [Volcán de Fuego, or “Volcano of Fire,”] located about 40 km southwest of Guatemalan capital, erupted on February 7-8, prompting the authorities to evacuate a nearby community and forcing the closure of the capital’s international airport.
  • In September 2012, powerful explosions at Fuego ejected smoke and ash about 4km into the air, spewing two lava stream down the volcano flanks, accompanied by thousands of tons of volcanic ash and tephra. Tens of thousands of people from two dozen villages nearest to the volcano were either evacuated, or put on evacuation alert.

Fuego Volcano – Elevation: 3,763m – Location: 14°28’54″N, 90°52’54″W


The camera is located at INSIVUMEH’s Fuego Observatory in Panimache, Chimaltenango, Guatemala about 7 km southwest of the summit of Fuego. The image is updated every minute. Note that all times are UTC (local time plus 6 hrs).

Fuego is a stratovolcano in the Central American volcanic arc that erupts crystal-rich lavas of basalt to basaltic-andesite composition. It has been continuously active since 1999. Typical activity includes dozens of small-scale explosive eruptions each day.

Fuego is monitored by the Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e and Hidrología (INSIVUMEH). In addition to volcano observatories, INSIVUMEH maintains a network of seismograph stations near the active volcanoes. For the latest webicorder plots from INSIVUMEH, click here. The Fuego station is called FG3.

For the latest volcano activity status from INSIVUMEH, click here or here for the google translation to English. [Source: http://ovfuego-norte.geo.mtu.edu/%5D

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Fuego Volcano Erupts

Posted by feww on September 13, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,280 Days Left

[September 13, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

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Guatemala’s Fuego volcano eruption forces tens of thousands of people to evacuate

Fuego’s powerful explosions ejected smoke and ash about 4km into the air, spewing two lava stream down the volcano flanks, accompanied by thousands of tons of volcanic ash and tephra.

About 35,000 people from two dozen villages nearest to the volcano have been evacuated, awaiting evacuation, or are on notice to abandon their homes depending on the wind direction, authorities said.

  • The 3,763 m volcano, dubbed the ‘Volcano of Fire,’  sits about 10km SW of the colonial city of Antigua (Pop: ~ 50,000) , Guatemala’s former capital, and is one of Central America’s most active volcanoes.

 

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Flash Flood Kills Many in Afghanistan

Posted by feww on May 20, 2012

80 people killed or missing after flash flood destroys 1,000 homes in N Afghanistan

Flash flooding caused by torrential rains and melting snow hit the N Afghanistan town of Sar-e-Pul, the capital of a province with the same name, destroying at least 1,000 homes and leaving more than 80 people dead or missing, authorities said.

Flooding also killed about 3,000 farm animals, and destroyed more than 1,000 hectares of crops  in the provincial capital of Taloqan and six other municipalities, where 2,000 homes were  severely damaged or destroyed, officials added.

Flooding in the two provinces has left about 20,000 people homeless.

Other Global Disasters, Significant Events

  • Italy.  At least four people have been killed and more than 50 injured after a strong earthquake measuring 6.9Mw struck 36 km (22 miles) NNW of Bologna, northern Italy early on Sunday, destroying a dozen historic buildings.
    • The quake was epicentered at 44.800°N, 11.192°E, striking at a depth of 5.1 km (3.2 miles), USGS/EHP reported.
  • Guatemala. Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupted, ejecting lava and black ash into the air.
    • A column of ash reached a height of about 5,500m above the crater, with lava fountains reaching heights of above 400m, said the National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology of Guatemala, INSIVUMEH.


Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupted on May 19, 2012. Image credit: INSIVUMEH

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