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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
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 (Guatemala): lava flow increases

Monday May 11, 2020 06:40 AM | BY: MARTIN

Thermal image of lava flow from Fuego volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Thermal image of lava flow from Fuego volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Lava flow from Fuego volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Lava flow from Fuego volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
INSIVUMEH observed that the lava flow in Barrancas Cenizas direction has increased in length, currently about 400 m long.
Additionally recorded weak to moderate strombolian-type explosions at regular intervals of 6 to 8 per hour that generated a grey ash plume which reached approx. 14,763 ft-15,420 ft (4,500 m-4,700 m) altitude. The plumes drifted towards the south and 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).
Incandescent material is ejected to an approximate height of 200 and 300 meters above the crater and caused avalanches of material.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 11 May 2020
Previous news
Two lava flows from Fuego volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Monday, Apr 27, 2020
INSIVUMEH observed that the second lava flow formed towards Seca ravines direction, currently about 150 m long. A 200 m long lava flow continues to be active towards Barrancas Cenizas direction. ... [more]
Lava flow from Fuego volcano towards Barrancas Cenizas direction (image: Sentinel 2)
Monday, Apr 20, 2020
INSIVUMEH recorded weak to moderate strombolian-type explosions at regular intervals of 6 to 10 per hour that generated a grey ash plume which reached approx. 14,108 ft-15,420 ft (4,300 m-4,700 m) altitude. The plumes drifted towards the southwest direction. ... [more]

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