The Fuego entered on the morning of September 13 in a new eruptive phase, the ninth this year.
It is characterized by moderate explosions, accompanied by plumes of ashes rising to 5,000 meters asl. moving west and southwest for more than 15 km.
The explosions generate moderate to strong shock waves, and vibrations perceived around the volcano.
A moderate pyroclastic flow was observed in the Santa Teresa barranca and caused fine ash falls on San Pedro Yepocapa, Sangre de Christo, Finca Paolo Verde and El Porvenir.
The length of the lava flow in the Santa Teresa barranca reaches 1,300 meters, fed by a fountain 300 meters above the crater. (report Insivumeh 16h30 local)
The report of the Insivumeh of 22:15 local refers to a decrease of the eruptive energy. The incandescent emissions, reaching 200 meters in height, feed a lava flow that is no more than 500 meters in the barranca Santa Teresa (Seca), and avalanches of blocks around the crater.
Sources: Insivumeh & Conred
A joint communiqué from the OVPF, the National Park and the City of the Volcano announces the baptism of the last eruptive cone of La Fournaise: the piton Delmond.
"This appointment is intended to pay tribute to one of the engineers, instigators of French volcanological and seismological observatories, Jean Claude Delmond, who left us this year.
Jean-Claude Delmond was an engineer of studies at the Institute of Physics of the Globe of Paris in the service of the Volcanological and Seismological Observatories, of which he was for years a true mainspring.
After 10 years of directing the Observatory of Tamanrasset, he was successively in charge of the Observatory of the Soufriere of Guadeloupe, then of Piton de La Fournaise, in charge of the Observatory of Djibouti and finished his career in Paris as technical resonsable of all the Volcanological and Seismological Observatories of the IPGP.
A great enthusiast of volcanology and a lover of Piton de La Fournaise, he had invested heavily in the Observatory of the Plain of the Kaffirs when he was a technical manager and contributed to the development of the surveillance of this volcano. one of the best watched volcanoes in the world ".
The Sinabung seems to give itself a little respite: this morning, the imposing dome was glowing, with small falls of incandescent blocks.