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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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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
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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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Fuego volcano (Guatemala): strombolian activity continues from the summit crater

Tuesday Mar 24, 2020 08:49 AM | BY: MARTIN

Strombolian explosion from Fuego volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Strombolian explosion from Fuego volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
INSIVUMEH recorded 6-8 minor to moderate strombolian-type explosions per hour that generated a grey ash plume which reached approx. 14,435 ft-14,765 ft (4,400 m-4,700 m) altitude. The plumes drifted towards the southwest direction.
Incandescence material is ejected to an approximate height of 300 m-400 m above the crater with strong avalanches.
Lava flows on the Seca, Taniluya, Ceniza, Santa Teresa, Trinidad, Las Lajas Canyon remain active.
Ashfall was reported in several areas downwind including Santa Sofía (12 km SW), Morelia (9 km SW), Panimaché I and II (8 km SW), Finca Palo Verde, San Pedro Yepocapa (8 km NW), Sangre de Cristo (8 km WSW), and El Porvenir (8 km ENE).
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 24 March 2020
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Saturday, Mar 21, 2020
INSIVUMEH report weak-moderate explosions, in a range of 10 - 12 per hour, expelled grey ash plumes, at heights between 4500 to 4800 m.a.s.l (14763 to 15748 feet) that scattered to the west, approximately 15 kilometers. Ashfall occurred in the villages of Morelia, Panimache, Santa Sofía, Sangre de Cristo, Yepocapa and few others. A number of explosions generated weak rumbling and shock waves. During low light, incandescence was observed from the crater that threw pulses of ejecta 200 meters high, accompanied by avalanches of moderate to large blocks, in the direction of the Taniluyá, Ceniza, Las Lajas, Trinidad, Seca and Honda ravines. In some of these regions, blocks reached the vegetation. The lava flow is now 1000 m in length in the direction of La Trinidad Canyon. [more]

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