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

Latest news from Fuego:

Monday, Aug 24, 2015
The volcano's activity remains low to moderate. [more]
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
Activity has decreased during the past days. INSIVUMEH reported only few and relatively weak explosions occurred during yesterday. [more]
 

Fuego volcano

Stratovolcano 3,763 m / 12,346 ft
Guatemala, 14.47°N / -90.88°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Last update: 24 Aug 2015
Typical eruption style: Dominantly explosive, construction of lava domes and extrusion of viscous lava flows. In near constant activity, at least during the past centuries.
Fuego volcano eruptions: 1581, 1585, 1586, 1587, 1614, 1617, 1620, 1623, 1629, 1679(?), 1685, 1686, 1689(?), 1699, 1702, 1705, 1706, 1709(?), 1710,1717,1730, 1732, 1737, 1751(?), 1765(?), 1773(?), 1799, 1826, 1829, 1850(?), 1852(?), 1855, 1856, 1857, 1860, 1861(?), 1867(?), 1880, 1896, 1932, 1944, 1949, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1987, 1999, 2002 - ongoing An ash eruption from Fuego volcano seen from the distance
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 21 Aug
Fri, 21 Aug 10:48 UTCM 4.3 / 78.4 km46 km- 12km NW of La Gomera, Guatemala
Sat, 15 Aug
Sat, 15 Aug 13:09 UTCM 4.5 / 10 km16 km Guatemala
Sat, 1 Aug
Sat, 1 Aug 23:35 UTCM 4.7 / 207.9 km24 km- 8km WNW of Tecpan Guatemala, Guatemala
Fri, 31 Jul
Fri, 31 Jul 23:39 UTCM 5.0 / 66 km22 km Guatemala
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Fuego, 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 pyroclastic flows.

Background:

Collapse of the ancestral Meseta volcano about 8,500 years ago produced a massive debris avalanche that traveled about 50 km onto the Pacific coastal plain. Growth of the modern Fuego volcano followed, continuing the southward migration of volcanism that began at Acatenango, the northern twin volcano of Fuego. Frequent vigorous historical eruptions have been recorded since 1524 and have produced major ashfalls, along with occasional pyroclastic flows and lava flows. The last major explosive eruption from Fuego took place in 1974, producing spectacular pyroclastic flows visible from Antigua.

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