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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
 

Fuego volcano news & eruption updates:

Fuego volcano (Guatemala): strong continuous ash eruption

Sunday Dec 16, 2007 10:42 AM |

Suzanne De Berge emailed the following message regarding a notable increase in activity at Fuego volcano:
<<Dec. 15, 2007, at about 5:30 am, Volcan Fuego began producing a significant plume of ash and steam and has continued to do so uninterrupted since that time (it is now 7pm). Observed from Antigua Guatemala, it has also produced considerable flow of ash (and possibly lava) down the eastern slopes, and presumably this is occurring much more significantly on the western slopes which are not visible from Antigua. Now that it is completely dark and cloudy, it is not possible to determine what is happening. Others have said that on the evening of the 14th, lava flow down the eastern slope was visible, as well as lava expelled upwards from the vent at the peak.>>
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Links / Sources:
  • Message from Suzanne De Berge <suzanne(AT)brc-research(D)com>
Previous news
Saturday, Nov 03, 2007
Based on observations of satellite imagery, the Washington VAAC ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 18, 2007
Fuego volcano continues its moderate strombolian activity; INSIVUMEH reported frequent explosions such as on 10 October that produce ash plumes rising to to altitudes of 4-5 km (13,000-16,400 ft) a.s.l. and mostly drifiting N and NW. 
The explosions are often accompanied by rumbling noises and jet-engine like sounds. Avalanches of collapsing spatter from the growing cone in the inner crater descend W into the Taniluyá and Santa Teresa ravines.
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Source: INSIVUMEH
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Thursday, Aug 30, 2007
On 24 August, INSIVUMEH reported that fumarolic plumes from Fuego rose to an altitude of 3.9 km (12,800 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W. A lahar carried tree trunks, branches, and blocks down the Lajas drainage to the SE. A lahar again affected the drainage on 27 August. Explosions on 28 August produced ash plumes that rose to an altitude of 4.1 km (13,500 ft) a.s.l. [more]
Friday, Aug 10, 2007
Fuego volcano is in a particularly active phase. We received a report from Suzanne De Berge who witnessed its eruption: ... [more]
Wednesday, Jul 04, 2007

Strombolian activity at Guatemala's Fire Mountain "Fuego" remains high. INSIVUMEH reports exposions of typically 50-100 m height, although sometimes stronger explosions, such as one on on 1 July throw lava to up to 300 m.A new lava flow, about 250 m long, and headed towards the Río Taniluyá river had started on 27 June from the secondary vent. The older flow, mostly active in March-April, originating from the summit crater, continues slowly as well.

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