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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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Fuego volcano news & eruption updates:
Fuego volcano (Guatemala) activity update: the lava flow has increased in length
Wednesday Apr 08, 2020 07:40 AM | BY: MARTIN
The lava flow associated with incandescence from Fuego volcano yesterday (image: @William_Chigna/twitter)
An ash column from Fuego volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
INSIVUMEH recorded 6-9 weak to moderate strombolian-type explosions per hour that generated a grey ash plume which reached approx. 14,764 ft-15,420 ft (4,500 m-4,700 m)
altitude. The plumes drifted towards the southwest direction.
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).
Incandescence material is ejected to an approximate height of 100 m-300 m
above the crater with avalanches.
The lava flow in Ceniza ravine direction has increased in length
, currently about 800 m long.
Lava flows on the Seca, Taniluya, Santa Teresa, Trinidad, Las Lajas Canyon remain active.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 8 April 2020
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