Updated – 02/03/2016: Fuego volcano news & eruption update
Fuego volcano (Guatemala): increasing activity
The activity of the volcano continued to increase into its 4th paroxysm (called “eruption” by local press) of 2016. Lava effusion rate increased gradually and continued to feed the lava flow on the eastern side into the Las Lajas ravine, where it reached approx 600 m length yesterday and started to produce small pyroclastic flows (by collapse of parts of the flow on the steep slope).
Constant moderate to strong rumblings can be heard and felt in nearby areas.
New lava flow is reported to have started on the east flank as of yesterday evening. The volcano discovery channel report:
The previously (normal) mild strombolian activity at the summit vents is also increasing, and it seems that the volcano could be in for yet another paroxysm in the coming days.
After the latest paroxysm in early February, this would mark the 4th such episode in 2016.
We will update this page if things develop further.