Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Fuego
in Guatemala

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Fuego can have a low humanitarian impact based on the exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID VO 342090
Name: Fuego
Lat/Lon: 14.473 , -90.88
Event Date: 09 Jan 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 1230000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 8730000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 4
Population Exposure Index PEI: 5
Inserted at: 29 Nov 2019 14:39 UTC

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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

The Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report provides information about global volcanism on a weekly basis. Latest Fuego report has been published on 27 Nov 2019 06:30.
INSIVUMEH reported that there were 6-15 explosions per hour recorded at Fuego during 20-26 November, generating ash plumes that rose as high as 1.1 km above the crater rim and drifted 10-20 km S, SW, and W. Ashfall was reported in several areas downwind including Santa Sof?a (12 km SW), Morelia (9 km SW), Panimach? I and II (8 km SW), Finca Palo Verde, San Pedro Yepocapa (8 km NW), Sangre de Cristo (8 km WSW), and El Porvenir (8 km ENE). Explosions sometimes produced shock waves that rattled houses in nearby communities. Incandescent material was ejected 100-450 m high and caused avalanches of material that occasionally traveled long distances (reaching vegetated areas) down the Seca (W), Taniluy? (SW), Ceniza (SSW), Trinidad (S), Las Lajas (SE), and Honda ravines. Lava flows advanced in the Seca and Santa Teresa (W) drainages during November, and were 300 and 800 m long on 21 and 24 November, respectively. Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismologia, Vulcanologia, Meteorologia, e Hidrologia (INSIVUMEH)
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 38 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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Esplorando l’Islanda, terra ghiaccio-fuocoThu, 09 Jan 2020 06:07:00 +0100.

Islanda, terra del fuoco e del ghiaccio: il primo ha origine nelle profondità terrestri ed emerge in superficie sotto forma di magma e lava. L’isola, geologicamente recentissima («appena» 20 milioni di anni), ospita infatti una trentina di
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Greta dosThu, 09 Jan 2020 01:48:00 +0100.

Está de actualidad el cambio climático en nuestro planeta, aquel que se produce por determinados comportamientos de sus habitantes, de todos nosotros. Vertidos a la atmósfera de gases de efecto invernadero, producto de la quema de combustib
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Conoce el volcán más peligroso de Centroamérica y el destino más popul ... Wed, 08 Jan 2020 09:54:00 +0100.

El Volcán de Fuego en Guatemala es uno de los más peligrosos del mundo, y es justo ahí donde radica su principal atractivo. Considerado como uno de los más activos en Centroamérica , sus erupciones violentas son todo un espectáculo de la na
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (28), (1), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),