May 23 , 2016. EN. Sinabung , Nevado Del Ruiz , Fuego , Santiaguito .

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May 23 , 2016. EN. Sinabung , Nevado Del Ruiz , Fuego , Santiaguito .

May 23 , 2016.



Sinabung , Indonésia :

The death toll from Indonesian volcano rises to 6.

May 22, 2016. The death toll from the volcanic eruption of Sinabung in western Indonesia has risen to six, said an official Sunday, with fears that more people could be trapped by hot ashes. Three people also remain in critical condition after the active volcano on the island of Sumatra triggered off a series of eruptions Saturday afternoon, according to the spokesman of the Agency for disaster , Sutopo Purwo Nugroho .

« Nine people were hit by hot clouds. Six died and three others remain critical with burns,«  he has said, adding that the injured were taken to hospital. The victims were all farmers in the « red zone » an area four kilometers from Sinabung declared off limits by government authorities for security reasons when they were engulfed by pyroclastic clouds.


These pyroclastic flows moving quickly with hot gas and rock that can reach 700 degrees Celsius as they descend on the sides of the volcano. The teams of search and rescue carefully roamed the houses and farms in the village of Gamber, where residents were ordered to evacuate in late 2014 due to the unacceptable risk of lava flows, dense ashes and volcanic rock falls.


« We do not know exactly how many people were in the village of Gamber when hot clouds descended,«  has he said, adding that emergency teams are wary of the risk of further eruptions. « He should not have had any public activity in the red zone. Many live in temporary shelters and started to move to their farms for economic reasons, despite repeated warnings, he added.

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced since the Sinabung was reactivated in 2013 after a period of inactivity. He bursts periodically dramatically, with sending columns of ash several kilometers into the sky. Already sixteen died during a particularly fierce eruption in 2014, and the Sinabung rest at the highest alert level .

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Photos : Dailymail   , H. Riols , journaliste local.


Nevado Del Ruiz , Colombia :

22 MAY 2016. An eruption at the towering Nevado del Ruiz volcano has forced the closure of a regional airport in western Colombia. Colombia’s Geological Service says bursts of ash rose nearly a mile and a half (2,300 meters) above the peak of the volcano at about 5:50 a.m. (6:50 a.m. EDT; 1050 GMT).

A somewhat smaller eruption three hours earlier prompted closure of the La Nubia airport in Manizales, capital of Caldas state. The 17,457-foot (5,321 meter) volcano has been under close observation since a 1985 eruption killed some 25,000 people and demolished the town of Armero. Seismologists say earth tremors indicate movement of magma within the volcano’s system.



The Colombian Geological survey reported a new pulse of tremor occurred today at 05:51 PM (local time), Which is associated with emission of ash and could be seen through our web cameras installed in the area of the volcano, with a maximum height of 2300 meters above the top of the volcano.

It is important to note, that the visual assessment of the emissions of ash is favoured by atmospheric conditions. Even though this type of seismic signals are presented several times during the day, ash emissions associated cannot always be verified visually.


Sources : , SGC .


Fuego , Guatemala :

Activity type  : Vulcanian
Morphology: composite stratovolcano
Geographical location: 14 ° 28 ’54 « N Latitude; 90 ° 52’54 » W. Longitude
Altitude: 3,763m.


The tenth eruption of the year  of Fuego volcano started, generating moderate to heavy explosions, avalanches block in all directions, rumbling and locomotive sounds. A lava flow in the Las Lajas Canyon, a kilometer long is observed which will increase in the coming hours, with the possibility of producing more lava flows in other directions.
The seismic station FG3, recorded a continuous tremor due to the rise of magma and lava movements. The column of ash generated reached 4,900 meters, extending over a distance of 15 kilometers to the southwest and west.
The Observatory of the Fuego volcano, reported ash fall on Panimache, Morelia, El Porvenir.
This eruption can generate pyroclastic flows through canyons Las Lajas and El Jute, primarily, and others around the volcano.


The INSIVUMEH recommends:

At the Conred, adjust the level of alert considered necessary for the Fuego volcano to stick to the developments of the eruption.
At civil aviation;
To take precautions with the air traffic due to the presence of ash in the volcano area, who travel 15 km, and can according to the winds be dispersed further.

Source : Insivumeh


Santiaguito , Guatemala :

Strong explosion on Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala

22 MAY 2016. Santiaguito volcano, located in the department of Quetzaltenango, in western Guatemala, today reported a loud explosion, officials said.

The National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (Insivumeh) said tthat he explosion which occurred at the volcano of 8,366 feet, was not audible. However, the column of ash and smoke reached 11,482 feet above sea level.



The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conred), meanwhile, reported no ashfall in communities near the volcano.

Santiaguito is one of the 33 volcanoes in Guatemala which with Pacaya and Fuego are the most active in the Central American country. Three days ago this cone had a loud explosion and sent ash 14,763 feet above sea level, according to the Insivumeh.

Source : elnuevodia

Photo : Alejandro Castro

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