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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 update

Fuego volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Saturday Oct 06, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

There were 17 explosions (13 weak and 4 moderate) with ash rising 600-800 m and drifting about 10 km to the S and SW.
Shock waves from the explosions caused windows rattle in nearby villages. Strombolian pulses reach 75-100 meters above the crater. Fine ash fall was reported in the villages Panimaché I, II, Villa Morelia and Assumption.
Previous news
Friday, Oct 05, 2012
Since yesterday, INSIVUMEN counted 21 explosions (16 weak and 5 moderate) with ash clouds reaching 600 - 900 meters above the crater and drifting 10 kilometers to the W and NW. ... [more]
Current seismic signal from station FG3 (INSIVUMEH)
Thursday, Oct 04, 2012
20 explosions were observed during 3-4 Oct, including 6 moderate ones with ash plumes up to 1.2 km height drifting W and SW. Light ash fall occurred in the Sangre de Cristo area, Panimaché and Morelia. ... [more]
Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012
15 weak to moderate explosions with ash plumes to heights of 600 to 1000 above the crater and incandescent pulses reaching 200 m height were observed. Rumblings were heard and shock waves felt in up to 15 km distance. [more]
Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012
9 explosions occurred between 1-2 Oct with ash plumes of 700-1100 m height. Incandescent material was seen ejected to 200 m above the crater, generating avalanches up to 500 m long in the direction of the Santa Teresa valley. [more]
Monday, Oct 01, 2012
14 explosions occurred since yesterday, including 5 moderate with ash plumes rising 500-1000 m. During 8 explosions, incandescent material was thrown to 200 m height and falling back triggered incandescent avalanches travelling down for 700 m. Light ash fall occurred in the areas of ​​the observatory, Morelia and Santa Sofia. ... [more]

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