Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Fuego
in Guatemala

Event summary

GREEN alert: The Fuego Volcanic eruption is unlikely to require external humanitarian assistance based on the exposed population and coping capacity.

GDACS ID VO 1000046
Name: Fuego
Lat/Lon: 14.473 , -90.88
Event Date: 03 Jun 2022 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: 03 Jun 2022 05:33 UTC


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Guatemala - Volcanic eruption (ECHO 03 Jun 2022)Fri, 03 Jun 2022 12:13

  • On 1 June, the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) reports an increased activity in the Volcán de Fuego located on the borders of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepéquez Departments (central-western Guatemala).
  • The ash column reached up to 4,700 meters above sea level and the ash moved northeast towards the Department of Sacatepéquez and the metropolitan area of Guatemala City.
  • CONRED is constantly monitoring the situation and recommended people nearby the volcano to follow the local response plan (including the evacuation routes and the meeting points) in case of emergency.
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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 01 Jun 2022 08:38.
INSIVUMEH reported that 2-9 explosions per hour were recorded at Fuego during 24-31 May, generating ash plumes that rose as high as 1.1 km above the crater rim. The ash plumes drifted as far as 30 km in multiple directions, causing ashfall on most days in areas downwind including La Soledad (11 km N), Chimaltenango (21 km NNE), Parramos, Yepocapa (8 km N), Quisach?, Santa Isabel, La Rochela, El Zapote (10 km S), and La Trinidad (S). Ashfall was probable but not reported on three of the days. Daily shock waves rattled structures in communities around the volcano and occasional rumbling was heard. Block avalanches descended the upper flanks in all directions, but most commonly were visible in the Ceniza (SSW), Seca (W), Trinidad (S), Taniluy? (SW), Honda, and Las Lajas (SE) drainages. Explosions ejected incandescent material 100-400 m above the summit on most days. Lahars descended the Ceniza and El Jute (SE) drainages during 27-28 May. Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismologia, Vulcanologia, Meteorologia, e Hidrologia (INSIVUMEH)
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (32), (2), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),