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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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Satellite image of Fuego volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Satellite image of Fuego volcano by (c) Google Earth View
 

Fuego volcano news & eruption updates:

Fuego volcano (Guatemala) activity update: strombolian activity, active lava flows

Tue, 31 Jul 2012, 07:06
07:06 AM | BY: T
Fuego early on 31 July (INSIVUMEH)
Fuego early on 31 July (INSIVUMEH)
MODIS thermal image of Fuego showing the heat source at and near the summit crater (Univ. of Hawaii)
MODIS thermal image of Fuego showing the heat source at and near the summit crater (Univ. of Hawaii)
Seismic recording from Fuego volcano on 31 July (INSIVUMEH)
Seismic recording from Fuego volcano on 31 July (INSIVUMEH)
Fuego's activity has decreased a bit during the past days. The latest report from early 30 July from the observatory counts 9 weak strombolian explosions during the previous day with incandescent bombs reaching 100 m height ash clouds of 200-500 m height, drifting 10 km to the W and NW.
The lava flow towards Taniluya valley is active and has a length of 200 m.
Seismic activity is at moderate levels.
Previous news
Mon, 30 Jul 2012, 08:39
Fuego volcano seismogram reflecting the activity today
On 29 July, INSIVUMEH observed 6 explosions producing gray columns reaching heights of 300 m and drifting to the W and NW and causing avalanches of incandescent material on the upper flanks. Glowing bombs were seen ejected to up to 100 m above the crater and strong rumbling and jet-engine like sounds accompanied the explosions. read all
Fri, 27 Jul 2012, 09:03
Weak but frequent explosions occur at Fuego volcano in Guatemala. On 25-26 July, they were producing gray ash columns reaching heights of 300 m to 600 m, and drifting up to 12 km west, northwest and southwest. ... read all
Wed, 27 Jun 2012, 09:16
Seismic activity recorded at Fuego volcano suggests another significant outburst occurred at that volcano late yesterday 27 June. INSIVUMEH reports 6 weak ash emissions and 3 strombolian explosions ejecting glowing bombs up to 150 m. ... read all
Thu, 21 Jun 2012, 15:43
Fuego volcano in eruption on 21 June 2012 (INSIVUMEH)
Fuego volcano continues to produce lava flows and strong strombolian explosions, and CENAPRED and CONRED warn about possibly pyroclastic flows that could be generated by collapsing lava flow fronts and incandescent material rolling down the steep upper slopes of the volcano as has occurred before during the ongoing strong eruptive phase. It is therefore recommended not to stay within canyons in the vicinity of the volcano. The CONRED system maintains constant monitoring. ... read all
Wed, 20 Jun 2012, 10:05
During 14-15 and 17-18 June explosions from Fuego produced ash plumes that rose 300-800 m above the crater and drifted WSW, E, and NE. Explosions generated rumbling sounds and shock waves detected in areas as far as 6 km away. read all
 

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