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Fuego Volcano in Guatemala

Tuesday, 05 June 2018

Type of Event:
Volcano
Location of Event:
Guatemala
Date of Charter Activation:
2018-06-05
Time of Charter Activation:
09:12
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:
CONRED
Activation ID:
576
Project Management:
DLR

Description of the event

Guatemala's Fuego volcano has erupted, covering villages in volcanic ash and debris during its most powerful eruption in over 100 years. Local reports confirm at least 69 people have been killed with many more still missing.

A state of emergency was declared as 3,000 people living near the volcano were evacuated to temporary shelters. The town of El Rodeo was worst affected, with rescuers still trying to reach the other nearby towns of Alotenango and San Miguel Los Lotes.

The eruption closed Guatemala's main international airport as columns of ash and smoke rose 10km into the air. The falling ash and rock has also covered the villages and coffee farms which sit on the slopes of the volcano.

Soldiers and firefighters assisting emergency workers are still searching for missing people in the dense covering of ash, mud and rock with at least 10 people being pulled from the lava flows by helicopter.

Fuego volcanic activity situation: Grading Map

Source: Sentinel-2 / Pleiades
Acquired: Sentinel-2: 15/01/2017
Pleiades: 09/06/2018

Copyright: Sentinel-2 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)
Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus Emergency Management Service (2018 European Union)

Mount Fuego Topography

Source: ALOS-2
Acquired: 25/05/2018 & 07/06/2018

Copyright: © JAXA (2018)

Mount Fuego Topography

Source: ALOS-2
Acquired: 11/06/2018

Copyright: © JAXA (2018)

Damage assessment at Alotenango, Guatemala

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 06/06/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by GAF AG

Damage assessment at San Miguel Los Lotes, Guatemala

Source: Worldview-3
Acquired: 11/06/2018

Copyright: WorldView-3 © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Map produced by e-GEOS

Damage assessment at La Reunion East, Guatemala

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 06/06/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by GAF AG

Damage assessment at Estado de los puentes

Source: Worldview-2 / Worldview-4
Acquired: Worldview-2: 05/02/2018
Worldview-4: 06/06/2018

Copyright: WorldView-2 / 4 © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Map product by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Fuego volcanic activity situation, San Miguel Los Lotes

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pleiades: 06/06/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus Emergency Management Service (2018 European Union)

Fuego volcanic activity situation, La Reunion

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pleiades: 06/06/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus Emergency Management Service (2018 European Union)

Fuego Overview North: Delineation Map

Source: Sentinel-2 / Pleiades
Acquired: Sentinel-2: 15/01/2017
Pleiades: 09/06/2018

Copyright: Sentinel-2 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)
Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus Emergency Management Service (2018 European Union)

Fuego Overview South: Delineation Map

Source: Sentinel-2 / Pleiades
Acquired: Sentinel-2: 15/01/2017
Pleiades: 09/06/2018

Copyright: Sentinel-2 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)
Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus Emergency Management Service (2018 European Union)

Radar image of pyroclastic deposits

Source: ALOS-2
Acquired: 10/06/2018

Copyright: ALOS-2 © JAXA (2018)

Housing damage assessment, San Miguel Las Lotes

Source: Worldview-3
Acquired: 09/06/2018

Copyright: WorldView-3 © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Image analysis by Bristol University (COMET)

Timeline of eruptive history

Copyright: Data analysis by Cornell University

View of Fuego volcano summit crater intact

Source: TanDEM-X
Acquired: 06/06/2016

Copyright: TanDEM-X © DLR e. V. 2018, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Image analysis by University of Leeds (COMET)

Fuego Volcano backscatter comparison

Source: TanDEM-X
Acquired: 23/05/2012 & 06/06/2016

Copyright: TanDEM-X © DLR e. V. 2018, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Image analysis by University of Leeds (COMET)

Fuego Volcano backscatter comparison

Source: TanDEM-X
Acquired: 23/05/2012, 06/06/2016 & 07/06/2016

Copyright: TanDEM-X © DLR e. V. 2018, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Image analysis by University of Leeds (COMET)

Fuego Volcano InSAR interferogram across eruption

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 25/05/2018 - 06/06/2018

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)
Image analysis by University of Bristol (COMET)

Fuego Volcano pre-eruptive InSAR interferogram

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 21/05/2018 - 02/06/2018

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)
Image analysis by University of Bristol (COMET)

Fuego Volcano radar intensity image - Pre and post eruption radar amplitude correlation

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 25/05/2018 - 06/06/2018

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)
Image analysis by University of Bristol (COMET)

Fuego Volcano radar intensity image - pre-eruptive comparison

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 21/05/2017 & 02/06/2017

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)
Image analysis by University of Bristol (COMET)

Estimation of damaged buildings in San Miguel de Los Lotes and surrounding area

Source: Sentinel-2
Acquired: 04/06/2018

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Fast linear So2 and Ash retrieval

Source: MetOp
Acquired: 05/06/2018

Copyright: EUMETSAT
Image analysis by University of Oxford

Fast linear So2 and Ash retrieval

Source: MetOp
Acquired: 06/06/2018

Copyright: EUMETSAT
Image analysis by University of Oxford