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

Stratovolcano 3,763 m / 12,346 ft
Guatemala, 14.47°N / -90.88°W
Current status: erupción (4 out of 5)
Last update: 5 Mar 2021 (Volcanic Ash Advisory)
An ash eruption from Fuego volcano seen from the distance

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.

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Typical eruption style: Dominantemente explosivas, construcción de domos de lava y extrusión de lava viscosa fluye. En cerca de actividad constante, al menos durante los últimos siglos.
Erupciones del volcán Fuego: 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

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Fri, 5 Mar 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
4 mar 2021 19:46 (GMT -6) (5 Mar 2021 01:46:45 GMT)
3.9

25 km - More
86 kmOcéano Pacífico Norte, 25 km al sur de San Jose, Guatemala
Wed, 3 Mar 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
3 mar 2021 12:50 (GMT -6) (3 Mar 2021 18:50:21 GMT)
4.2

96 km - More
128 km59 km al oeste de Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
26 feb 2021 15:46 (GMT -6) (26 Feb 2021 21:46:23 GMT)
3.8

34 km - More
75 kmOcéano Pacífico Norte, 29 km al sur de La Gomera, Escuintla, Guatemala
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
23 feb 2021 07:38 (GMT -6) (23 Feb 2021 13:38:41 GMT)
3.7

1 km - More
32 kmAmatitlán, 27 km al sur de Ciudad de Guatemala, Municipio de Guatemala
Sat, 20 Feb 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
20 feb 2021 00:52 (GMT -6) (20 Feb 2021 06:52:27 GMT)
3.6

45 km - More
91 kmDepartamento de Retalhuleu, 43 km al suroeste de Mazatenango, Guatemala

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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