The Fuego volcano erupted violently on February 26, 2020, 03:41 local time, generating 5 to 12 strombolian explosions per hour.
The resulting plume of ash and gas reached approximately 4,500 m-4,700 m asl in a West-Southwest direction.
A 300-meter-long lava flow has been recorded flowing doen Ceniza barranca, which were accompanied by with moderate to strong avalanches.
As shown in the video below, incandescent material was ejected 100 m to 200 m above the crater and created moderate avalanches.
Ashfall was reported in Santa Sofía (12 km SW), Morelia (9 km SW), Panimaché I and II (8 km SW), Finca Palo Verde, San Pedro Yepocapa (8 km NW), Sangre de Cristo (8 km WSW) and El Porvenir (8 km ENE).