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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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Fuego volcano news & eruption updates:

Fuego volcano (Guatemala): further increasing activity

Saturday Sep 29, 2012 07:14 AM | BY: T

Current seismic signal from station FG3 (INSIVUMEH)
Current seismic signal from station FG3 (INSIVUMEH)
The number and strength of explosions has been further increasing. In its latest report, INSIVUMEH counted 18 eruptions during 27-28 Sep, out of which 10 were moderately sized and produced ash plume up to 1 km height, and fountains of incandescent material of up to 200 m height, which generated avalanches on the upper crater flanks.
Fine ash fall was received in Panimaché, Morelia and Santa Sofia, and shock waves fro the explosions were felt in up to 12 km distance.
Previous news
Friday, Sep 28, 2012
Activity remains stable. Strombolian bursts reaching average heights of 75 - 150 meters above the crater, 14 explosions total observed between 26-27 Sep (9 weak and 5 moderate) with ash plumes of 500-800 m height above the crater. [more]
Thursday, Sep 27, 2012
The volcano continues to increase its activity slowly. Incandescent strombolian pulses were seen at night throwing bombs to 100-150 meters above the crater and some of the material generated weak to modest avalanches when falling back. Rumbling and degassing sounds were noted at intervals of 1-6 minutes. ... [more]
Fuego volcano with a small blast ash cloud seen from the observatory
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012
In the last 24 hours between 24-25 Sep, Fuego's activity increased a bit. The volcano had 13 explosions, some of which could be heard in 6 km distance. Incandescent material was thrown up to 100-150 m above the crater and ash plumes reached 300-800 m height and drifted up to 10 km to the north and northeast, INSIVUMEH reported in the last bulletin yesterday. [more]
Current seismic signal from station FG3 (INSIVUMEH)
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012
Activity remains moderate to low with 8 explosions registered over the past 24 hours, 6 weak and 2 moderate ones sending small ash plumes up to 700 m above the crater. Incandescent bombs reach 75 m above the crater and produce small avalanches towards Taniluya and Ash canyons. [more]
Sunday, Sep 23, 2012
Activity has decreased at Fuego volcano. In its latest report from this morning, INSIVUMEH writes that there were only 5 weak and one moderate explosions over 24 hours, with small ash plumes up to 300-600 m height and ejections of incandescent bombs to 75 m above the crater. Small avalanches of blocks were triggered towards the Taniluya and Ash canyons and there was faint rumbling audible. [more]

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