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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): lava effusion has stopped
Tue, 16 Feb 2021, 08:28
08:28 AM | BY: MARTIN
Dense dark ash plume from Fuego volcano yesterday (image: INSIVUMEH)
Decreasing period of the amplitude tremor at Fuego volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Ash dispersion to the NE of the volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
The intense effusive activity
that had started a few days ago from the summit crater decreased significantly and seems to ended
as INSIVUMEH seismic instrument detected decreasing period of the amplitude.
The lava flow in Seca western direction ceased and is now no longer active
while the second lava flow in Ceniza direction on the SW flank remains active, currently about 300 m long but it is expected to reduce its length in the coming hours.Moderate strombolian-to-vulcanian-type explosions continue to erupt
at regular intervals of 12 to 14 per hour generating a plumes of ash that rose to estimated 15,000 ft (4,800 m)
altitude. Volcanic ash is dispersed towards the N, E and NE about 50 km of the volcano.Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 16 February 2021
A new intense effusive episode started a few days ago and is now in progress at the volcano's summit crater. ... read all
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