The Volcanological Institute from Guatemala informed that El Fuego, Santiaguito and Pacaya volcanoes increased their eruptive activity, with moderate explosions and ash plumes affecting several communities.
The 3,373-meter-high Fuego Volcano, located 35 km southwest of the Guatemalan capital, maintains a weak white fumarole and ash eruptions that reached heights between 4,500 and 4,800 meters above sea level.
Weak rumbles and sounds associated with degassing are reported with 3-minute lapses,”
added the statement.
Santiaguito Volcano, with a height of 2,550 meters, located about 100 km west of Guatemala City, also shows gas emissions and weak ash explosions.
Finally, Pacaya Volcano, with its 2,552 meters high, located 20 km south of the capital, has a weak white and blue fumarole at about 150 meters above the crater, but for now it hasn’t released ash.
Despite this, the authorities restricted the access of hikers to the volcano as a precautionary measure.
The Volcanological Institute recommended the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to take precautions with air traffic in those areas.