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Eruption of lava from Fuego volcano in Guatemala

Monday, 21 May 2012

Type of Event:
Volcán
Location of Event:
Alotenango, Guatemala
Date of Charter Activation:
21/05/2012
Charter Requestor:
SIFEM on behalf of SECONRED
Project Management:
CONAE

Description of the event

On Saturday, Feugo Volcano in Guatemala began to spew ash and emit lava in the capital of Antigua. Authorities issued an "orange" alert, and restricted flights from flying within a 25-mile (40 kilometer) radius of the volcano.

The volcano entered the phase of effusive eruption, throwing lava over 1,300 feet high, and ash plumed up to 5,000 meters which continued to fall over the weekend.

The National Disasters Agency cautioned nearby villagers to move quickly, however, no evacuations were ordered.

This is the largest eruption of the Fuego Volcano in recent times, and is part of activity that began in 2002 including intermittent explosive eruptions and lava flows.

PRISM images of Fuego Volcano

Source: ALOS - Sensor: PRISM
Acquired: 04/02/2011

Copyright: JAXA
Map produced by CONAE

AVNIR-2 and PRISM images of Fuego Volcano

Source: ALOS - Sensor: AVNIR-2 and PRISM
Acquired: AVNIR-2: 20/12/2010
PRISM: 04/02/2011

Copyright: JAXA
Map produced by CONAE

AVNIR-2 and PRISM images of Fuego Volcano

Source: ALOS - Sensor: AVNIR-2 and PRISM
Acquired: AVNIR-2: 20/12/2010
PRISM: 04/02/2011

Copyright: JAXA
Map produced by CONAE

Pre-disaster Landsat image of Fuego Volcano

Source: Landsat 5 - Sensor: TM
Acquired: 01/01/2000

Copyright: USGS, NASA
Map produced by CONAE

Pre-disaster Landsat image of Fuego Volcano

Source: Landsat 5 - Sensor: TM
Acquired: 01/01/2000

Copyright: USGS, NASA
Map produced by CONAE

SAR images before and after the del Fuego Volcano eruption
Geofered system: UTM, Zone 15N

Source: RADARSAT-1 and RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 01/07/2000 and 25/05/2012

Copyright: RADARSAT Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by CONAE

Post-disaster image of Fuego Volcano
Geofered system: UTM, Zone 15N

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 25/05/2012

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by CONAE

Historic image of Fuego Volcano
Geofered system: UTM, Zone 15N

Source: RADARSAT-1
Acquired: 01/07/2000

Copyright: RADARSAT Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by CONAE