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Friday, Dec 12, 2014
Activity remains relatively low. A moderate explosion occurred this morning, producing an ash plume that rose 700 m. Weak to moderate avalanches were seen originating from the Caliente dome's eastern flank. [more]
Lava fountain from Fuego during 10-11 Dec 2014
A small paroxysm occurred at the volcano during the night between Wed-Thu, INSIVUMEH reports in a special bulletin. Activity, which generally had been elevated over the past weeks, increased during the evening of 10 Dec and towards a phase of continuous lava fountaining of 100-150 m height. Turbine-like degassing sounds accompanied the eruption. ... [more]

Volcanoes of Guatemala

Tacana | Tajumulco | Chiquimula Volcanic Field | Almolonga | Santiaguito | Tolimán | Atitlán | Quezaltepeque | Ipala | Acatenango | Fuego | Agua | Tahual | Ixtepeque | Suchitán | Pacaya | Jumaytepeque | Cuilapa-Barbarena | Cerro Santiago | Tecuamburro | Moyuta
Tacana
(stratovolcano)
Tacaná volcano on the Mexican-Guatemalan border is a symmetrical stratovolcano rising 1800 m above its base and forms the NW end of the Central American Volcanic Belt.
Tacana consists of overlapping volcanic edifices, reflecting a migration of vents from the NE to the SW o... [more]

Tajumulco
(Stratovolcano)
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Chiquimula Volcanic Field
(Cinder cones)
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Almolonga
(Stratovolcano)
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Santiaguito
(Stratovolcano)
Santiaguito is the name of the dome complex that grew inside the collapse scar left by the catastrophic eruption and partial collapse of Santa María stratovolcano in 1902. Its currently active dome is called Caliente (the "hot one").
Symmetrical, forest-covered Santa María ... [more]

Tolimán
(Stratovolcano)
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Atitlán
(Stratovolcano)
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Quezaltepeque
(Volcanic field)
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Ipala
(Stratovolcano)
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Acatenango
(Stratovolcano)
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Fuego
(Stratovolcano)
An ash eruption from Fuego volcano seen from the distanceFuego, one of Central America's most active volcanoes, is one of three large stratovolcanoes overlooking Guatemala's former capital, Antigua. It typically has strombolian activity and sometimes phases of intense lava fountaining, producing tall ash plumes and dangerous pyroclasti... [more]

Agua
(Stratovolcano)
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Tahual
(Stratovolcano)
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Ixtepeque
(Lava domes)
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Suchitán
(Stratovolcanoes)
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Pacaya
(Complex volcano)
Pacaya volcano near Guatemala City is one of Guatemala's most active volcanoes, and its frequent eruptions are often visible from Guatemala City. Typical activity in recent years includes strombolian activity, lava flow emission and intermittend violent phases of lava fountaining... [more]

Jumaytepeque
(Stratovolcano)
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Cuilapa-Barbarena
(Volcanic field)
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Cerro Santiago
(Volcanic field)
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Tecuamburro
(Stratovolcano)
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Moyuta
(Stratovolcano)
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Geodynamic setting of Central Americal and active volcanoes
Geodynamic setting of Central Americal and active volcanoes

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