There were explosions per hour recorded during 29 July-4 August, generating ash plumes as high as 1. Shock waves rattled buildings within a km radius, particularly in areas on the S flank. Ongoing ash explosions, block avalanches, and intermittent lava flows. Fuego is a stratovolcano in Guatemala that has been erupting since with historical eruptions that date back to Volcanism is characterized by major ashfalls, pyroclastic flows, lava flows, and lahars. The previous report BGVN detailed activity that included multiple ash explosions, ash plumes, ashfall, active lava flows, and block avalanches. This report covers this continuing activity from October through March and consists of ash plumes, ashfall, incandescent ejecta, block avalanches, and lava flows.
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Each year on the evening of August 31, residents of small Salvadoran town Nejapa paint their faces to look like skulls, soak their clothes and a pair of gardening gloves in water, and take to the streets in two teams for the annual Bolas del Fuego, or Fireball Festival. The Fireball Festival commemorates a landmark volcanic eruption in , which, according to legend, was actually a battle between local patron saint San Jeronimo and the Devil. As a tribute to this divine clash between good and evil, Nejapa becomes an unregulated battleground for two warring groups, who marinate balls of cloth in kerosene, light them on fire, and hurl them at one another at close range while flanking crowds cheer them on. With no set rules or laws to abide by, in conjunction with its religious significance in a devout region, the Fireball Festival is a point of both celebration and criticism, but a sure-fire spectacle nonetheless. Follow us on Twitter to get the latest on the world's hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook to get the latest on the world's hidden wonders. Atlas Obscura and our trusted partners use technology such as cookies on our website to personalise ads, support social media features, and analyse our traffic.
It sits about 16 kilometres 9. Fuego is famous for being almost constantly active at a low level. Small gas and ash eruptions occur every 15 to 20 minutes, but larger eruptions are rare. Andesite and basalt lava types dominate, and recent eruptions have tended to be more mafic than older ones. The volcano is joined with Acatenango and collectively the complex is known as La Horqueta. In , French writer Eugenio Dussaussay climbed the volcano, then practically unexplored. British archeologist Alfred Percival Maudslay climbed the volcano on 7 January Here is how he described his expedition: .
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