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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): strombolian activity continues with no lava flows

Thursday Aug 27, 2020 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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