On 7 June, due to heavy rains on the Guatemalan volcanoes, lahars were recorded.
For the Fuego, they concern the barranca Santa Teresa, with blocks of diameter between 1 and 3 meters, trunks and complete trees, and the barrancas Trinidad as well as Cenizas, with smaller blocks. These lahars upset intercommunity communications.
For the Santiaguito, Rio Cabello de Angel, a tributary of the Rio Nima and San Isidro, and the Rio Samala, carry trunks and blocks 1 to 2 meters in diameter.
Fuego - lahar from the ashes of the volcano combined with torrential rains - photo 07.06.2017 Mario Ovalle, Unidad de Prevención de Volcanes -UPV
Lahar from the Santiaguito in the Cabelles of Angel and Samala - photo Isaias Rivera, COLRED Finca El Faro, El Palmar Quetzaltenango.
The activity of the Fuego is characterized on June 8 by 23 explosions, of which 4 strong that generated plumes of gray color at 4,400-4,500 m. Asl, before dispersing to the west and north. According to local observers, the Fuego would have known today one of the strongest explosion of recent years.
Incandescent pulses of 150 m. Over the crater caused moderate to strong avalanches in the Santa Teresa, Taniluya, Ceniza and Trinidad barrancas.
Sources: Insivumeh & Conred