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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
Satellite image of Fuego volcano by (c) Google Earth View

Fuego volcano news & eruption updates:

Fuego volcano (Guatemala) activity update: weak to moderate explosions, ejection of incandescent material

Sunday Sep 30, 2012 06:55 AM | BY: T

Explosion early yesterday (INSIVUMEH)
Explosion early yesterday (INSIVUMEH)
There have been 16 explosions between 28-29 Sep including 10 moderately strong ones with ash plumes rising 600-900 meters above the crater. Glowinb bombs were seen reaching 200 m height and generating avalanches around the crater. Fine ash fall was recorded at ​​the observatory, in Morelia and Santa Sophia and Sangre de Christo. Rumblings and shock waves from the explosions could be head and felt in up to 15 km distance.
Previous news
Saturday, Sep 29, 2012
A large lahar traveled through the Ash Canyon (Barranco Ceniza) towards the community of Osnuna on 27 Sep between 14.30-15:50. More than 55 m of rainfall during a single hour (2.2 inches) remobilized still hot pyroclastic flow deposits from the 13 Sep eruption in the canyon including large tree fragments and boulders more than 1.5 meters in diameter. The lahar, strongly smelling of sulfur, cut the dirt road between San Andrés Osuna and Siquinalá. It was the first of these dimensions, but INSIVUMEH warns that more are possible. [more]
Current seismic signal from station FG3 (INSIVUMEH)
Saturday, Sep 29, 2012
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. ... [more]
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]

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