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Fuego volcano (Guatemala) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 24 June-30 June 2015 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 24 Jun 2015, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
In a special report from 28 June at 2100, INSIVUMEH reported that activity at Fuego had been changing during the previous few hours, characterized by 4-5 explosions per hour and ash plumes rising 850 m. During 28-30 June ash plumes drifted W, causing ashfall in areas downwind. Shock waves from the explosions vibrated structures in areas including Panimache and Panimache II (8 km SW), Morelia (9 km SW), Santa Sofía (12 km SW), and Sangre de Cristo (8 km WSW).
Block avalanches descended the flanks. Rumbling was audible as far as 25 km away. During 29-30 June a 300-m-long lava flow was visible in the Las Lajas drainage on the SE flank.

Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismologia, Vulcanologia, Meteorologia, e Hidrologia (INSIVUMEH)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2015. Report on Fuego. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 24 June-30 June 2015. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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INSIVUMEH reported that at 1830 on 12 June the seismic stations at Fuego detected a lahar. At 1930 a lahar, 25 m wide and 2-3 m deep, traveled S down the Trinidad drainage, carrying abundant volcanic material and blocks 1-2 m in diameter. During 13-16 June explosions generated ash plumes that rose 550-850 m above the crater and drifted 10-12 km WNW, W, SW, and S. ... Read all
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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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