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Stratovolcano 3,763 m / 12,346 ft
Guatemala, 14.47°N / -90.88°W
(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.
Fuego volcano tours:Volcanoes in the land of the Maya
(15-days study trip and expedition to Guatemala's volcanoes)Guatemala Volcano Special
(8-day volcano tour to Pacaya and Fuego, Guatemala)
Satellite image of Fuego volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Fuego volcano news & eruption updates:
Fuego volcano (Guatemala): new lava flows; series of pyroclastic flows
Mon, 15 Feb 2021, 08:21
08:21 AM | BY: MARTIN
New effusive activity at Fuego volcano (image: Sentinel 2)
Pyroclastic flows from Fuego volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Ash content from Fuego volcano (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
A new intense effusive episode started a few days ago and is now in progress at the volcano's summit crater.
The lava effusion is likely related to continuous high level explosive activity over the last few months and triggered a two new lava flows
that continue to be active on the SW flank of the volcano traveled in Ceniza and Seca direction, currently about 1,500 m and 500 m long.
INSIVUMEH reported that a series of a pyroclastic flows
(gravity-driven mass flows) at the volcano occurred associated with ongoing elevated strombolian activity. The pyroclastic flows traveled several hundred meters over the upper slopes (as can be seen in the attached image) in Ceniza direction lasting about 3 minutes and caused moderate avalanches that lifted ash plumes as it descended the slope.
Moderate strombolian-to-vulcanian-type explosions continue to erupt generating a plumes of ash that rose to estimated 15,000 ft (4,600 m)
altitude. Incandescent material is ejected to an approximate height of 200 meters above the crater.Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 15 February 2021
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