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Fuego volcano (Guatemala): eruption continues with lava flows

Mon, 31 Aug 2020, 08:20
08:20 AM | BY: MARTIN
Glowing lava bombs thrown from crater of Fuego volcano yesterday (image: INSIVUMEH)
Glowing lava bombs thrown from crater of Fuego volcano yesterday (image: INSIVUMEH)
Ash plume from Fuego volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Ash plume from Fuego volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues.
Due to ongoing strombolian activity a glowing lava spatter is being ejected to an approximate height of 150 to 300 meters above the summit and caused moderate to strong avalanches of material towards the Seca, Taniluyá, Ceniza, Lajas and Honda direction.
INSIVUMEH reported that lava flow has started to descend on the slopes and continues to be active on the southwest slopes of the volcano, currently about 550 m long.
Additionally recorded weak to moderate explosions at regular intervals of 6 to 9 per hour that generated a grey ash plume which reached approx. 14,763-15,419 ft (4,500-4,700 m) altitude. Ash fall is extending about 10-20 km to the west and northwest direction of the volcano. Small fumarolic activity was observed.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 31 August 2020

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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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