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Satellite image of Fuego volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Satellite image of Fuego volcano by (c) Google Earth View

Fuego volcano news & eruption update

Fri, 13 Mar 17:48
The number and average size of explosions at the volcano have increased again since Wednesday. INSIVUMEH reported frequent explosions with shock waves and ash plumes of up to 1 km height. No lava flow is currently active.
Mon, 9 Mar 16:20
The volcano is in mild to moderate strombolian activity with a few explosions on average per hour. Incandescent material is being ejected to 100 m above the crater and ash plumes rise up to 800 m. ...more
Tue, 3 Mar 12:05
INSIVUMEH reported that an effusive eruption at Fuego that began on 28 February produced 300-400-m-high lava fountains. One lava flow traveled 1.6 km S down the Trinidad drainage and another traveled 600 m W down the Santa Teresa drainage. The eruption produced rumbling and train sounds audible up to 12 km away. Ash plumes rose 850-1,250 m above the crater and drifted 35 km W. ...more [read all]
Thu, 19 Feb 18:05
Steam and ash plumes from Fuego today
The volcano experienced another surge in activity on 16 Feb, but has now returned to moderate levels again, with moderate to strong strombolian explosions ejecting incandescent material to 150 m and ash plumes rising up to 1km. ...more [read all]
Tue, 10 Feb 10:32
Fuego volcano yesterday
The recent, strong paroxysm ended Sunday. It had lasted 22 hours. CONRED reported that the volcano now returned to its typical intermittent strombolian activity with weak to moderate explosions. ...more [read all]
Sun, 8 Feb 11:48
Bright glow at Fuego volcano from violent strombolian activity, lava flows and forest fires
A new paroxysm, a drastically stronger phase of activity, began at the volcano yesterday, characterized by increased strombolian-type explosions, effusion of lava flows and moderate to large pyroclastic flows that traveled to the southeastern side threatening the road between Antigua and Escuintla. ...more [read all]
Sat, 7 Feb 15:35
Explosions remain frequent and often strong, producing ash plumes that rise 1-1.3 km above the crater and are accompanied by shock waves that rattle roof and windows in nearby villages.
Tue, 3 Feb 17:30
Ring-shaped (giant smoke ring?) eruption cloud from Fuego today
Activity has been at the higher end of the scale recently. Strong explosions occur frequently, ejecting plumes that reach 1-1.3 km height and causing constant avalanches on the volcano's upper slopes, often causing bush fires in the vegetation below. ...more
Mon, 19 Jan 15:42
Current seismic signal at Fuego (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Activity remains elevated. The volcano observatory reports 4-5 explosions per hour, often strong with ash plumes rising more than 1 km above the crater and drifting 10-12 km. ...more
Mon, 12 Jan 14:56
Strong explosion at Fuego volcano yesterday
During the past days, explosive activity has been relatively intense at the volcano. ...more [read all]

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