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Fuego volcano
Stratovolcano 3,763 m / 12,346 ft
Guatemala, 14.47°N / -90.88°W

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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
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.
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Satellite image of Fuego volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Satellite image of Fuego volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Mon, 25 Jul 2016, 17:42
Fuego's lava flow this morning (INSIVUMEH webcam from east side)
A small lava flow is descending on the upper SE flank into the Santa Teresa drainage, generating near-constant small glowing avalanches. ...more
Tue, 19 Jul 2016, 19:17
Strong explosion at Fuego with incandescent avalanches this morning (INSIVUMEH webcam)
Strombolian-type explosions have increased in size and frequency during the past days. Many of the explosions ejected lava bombs to several hundred meters above the crater and caused spectacular incandescent avalanches on the upper slopes. ...more
Mon, 27 Jun 2016, 16:23
Fuego volcano this morning with the remaining lava flow on the SE side (INSIVUMEH)
The 10th paroxysmal episode at the volcano in 2016 has come to an end and the volcano is now back to its normal state of intermittent mild to moderate strombolian explosions, ejecting incandescent material up to 100 m above the summit vents, at intervals of 1-2 hours on average. ...more [read all]
Mon, 23 May 2016, 09:16
Lava fountaining at Fuego this morning (seen from Panimache, SW side)
The 9th paroxysmal eruption in 2016 is in progress at the volcano: starting yesterday, explosions have become stronger and more frequent. As the magma output rate increased strongly, the explosions have turned into pulsating lava fountains and a lava flow began to travel down the Las Lajas ravine on the SE flank, currently reaching about 1200-1500 m length. ...more [read all]
Thu, 19 May 2016, 22:42
The pyroclastic flow observed from Alotenango. Image: CONRED
A relatively large pyroclastic flow (avalanche of hot debris and ash) descended from the volcano yesterday (18 May) morning at around 10:30 local time. ...more [read all]
Sun, 8 May 2016, 11:44
Strombolian explosion at Fuego on 6 May 2016 (image: INSIVUMEH)
Another paroxysm (the 7th in 2016) occurred during 6-7 May at the volcano and has now ended. ...more
Thu, 14 Apr 2016, 20:06
Tremor and seismic signal from Fuego volcano this morning (INSIVUMEH)
The 6th paroxysmal eruption of the volcano in 2016 ended already this morning, after having lasted approx. 24 hours only. The volcano's activity returned to its typical style of intermittent weak to moderate strombolian explosions. ...more
Wed, 13 Apr 2016, 13:05
Activity summary 7-12 April / Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 6-12 April 2016: ...more [read all]
Wed, 13 Apr 2016, 13:05
Lava fountain at Fuego volcano this morning (view from SW)
Another paroxysm (the 6th this year so far) started last night at the volcano. Intermittent strombolian explosions merged into lava fountaining reaching 400 m height and increased lava effusion has been feeding a lava flow that had reached 2 km length into the Las Lajas ravine (SE side). ...more [read all]
Tue, 29 Mar 2016, 16:33
After its latest paroxysm a few days ago, activity of the volcano has returned to normal levels with intermittent (one every few hours) weak to moderate-sized strombolian explosions.

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