Evacuation after the eruption of Fuego

After the Fuego volcano, located in Guatemala, once again erupted, local authorities organized the evacuation of more than 33 thousand people. Column of ash rose over the western crater half a kilometer, and in some places in the 800 meters. Fortunately, the northern and north-easterly winds could disperse the smoke and ash away from the nearest settlements. But the village Sangre Cristo was still under the gray ash shroud.

Evacuation after the eruption of Fuego

Lava flows down on the slope, mostly up to 500 meters in length. In taniluye lava advanced to 1200 meters, in the hot rock flows Chenize advanced more than 200 meters. Observers noted that the pyroclastic flows from the crater of Fuego also possible.

Evacuation after the eruption of Fuego

They can at any time begin to descend from the crater in all directions. In total there were seven volcano eruptions. After them, the locals for some time felt faint tremors. For all the evacuees had been organized 10 temporary shelters, because usually eruption at Fuego last from three days to a week.

Evacuation after the eruption of Fuego

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