Last night I received a text message with the following orders: Get the camera and take photos of Volcán de Fuego; lots of lava and lighting storms. So, as instructed by Nelo, I took my camera, mounted it on the tripod and shot a few photos. I must say these were the largest eruptions I have seen of Fuego volcano since I’ve been living in Antigua Guatemala.
According to Guatemala’s Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología, INSIVUMEH for short (Guatemala’s National Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology Institute), lava rivers reached up to 3,280 feet (1,000 meters) in length and ash was shot 16,400 feet (5,000 meters) into the air. CONRED, Guatemala’s national disaster agency ordered the closing of highway RN14 which connects Antigua Guatemala with Escuintla and serpents down between volcanoes; no evacuations have been ordered yet.
I will keep you posted about new events with Fuego volcano is the volcanic activity increases.
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