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Fuego volcano (Guatemala): strombolian activity continues with no lava flows

Thu, 27 Aug 2020, 08:27
08:27 AM | BY: MARTIN
Strombolian-type explosion from Fuego volcano on 26 August (image: INSIVUMEH)
Strombolian-type explosion from Fuego volcano on 26 August (image: INSIVUMEH)
No lava flows are observed from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
No lava flows are observed from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Explosive eruption of the volcano continues at moderate levels. Effusive activity is not observed after continuing lava flow on the northwest flank has ceased as we informed in the last update.
As the satellite image from 12 August shows, no lava flows are observed. Incandescence continues to be observed from the summit crater and caused weak to moderate avalanches of material towards the Seca, Taniluya, Ceniza, Trinidad and Las Lajas direction.
INSIVUMEH recorded weak to moderate strombolian-type explosions at regular intervals of 4 to 6 per hour that generated a grey ash plume which reached approx. 14,763-15,419 ft (4,500-4,700 m) altitude. The plumes drifted towards the west and southwest direction.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 27 August 2020

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Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 06:00

Fuego volcano (Guatemala) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 26 August-1 September 2020 (Continuing Activity)

INSIVUMEH reported that there were 3-16 explosions per hour at Fuego recorded during 26 August-1 September, generating ash plumes as high as 1.1 km above the crater rim that generally drifted 10-20 km NW, W, and SW. Shock waves rattled buildings within a 20-km radius. Incandescent material was ejected 100-300 m high, causing avalanches of blocks in the Ceniza (SSW), Seca (W), Trinidad (S), Taniluyá (SW), Las Lajas, and Honda drainages; avalanches sometimes reached vegetated areas. ... Read all
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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) 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
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