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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:

latest (Sep-Oct 2019) ... | 2007 | 2006 | | 2005
Thu, 17 Nov 2005, 10:45

During 11-14 November, three lava flows were emitted from Fuego. On the 14th, two of the lava flows traveled from the S edge of the central crater 150 m toward the Ceniza ravine, and 400 m toward the Taniluyá ravine, and the third traveled 600 m W toward the Santa Teresa ravine. Avalanches of volcanic material spalled from the fronts of the lava flows.

Wed, 2 Nov 2005, 22:10

Weak strombolian activity at Fuego volcano is continuing. Typical explosions, often accompanied by shock waves, are occuring at intervals of 2-15 minutes, creating ash plumes rising 100-200 m above the crater. Two lava flows continue to descend slowly towards the Taniluya and Cenizas canyons over some 100s of meters on the south-east flank of the summit cone.

Wed, 14 Sep 2005, 21:37

A relatively stronger, but still small explosive eruption occurred at Fuego on 17 July during 1715-1945 local time, producing an ash plume that rose 3.5-4 km above the volcano's crater (or 23,800-25,500 ft a.s.l.). The eruption was accompanied by small pyroclastic flows that traveled SW down Santa Teresa and Taniluyá ravines.

Sun, 14 Aug 2005, 16:34

Fuego remains in constant activity. Jet-engine like sounds accompany  minor gas and small ash emissions from the crater, while a blocky lava flow extends for about 500 m from the crater down the flank of the summit cone.

Wed, 20 Jul 2005, 21:35

Fuego volcano had a small explosive eruption on 17 July that produced an ash plume reaching a height of 3.5-4 km above the crater and producing small pyroclastic flows that traveled down Santa Teresa and Taniluyá ravines.

Tue, 21 Jun 2005, 07:57

Fuego remains in a state of weak strombolian activity. During the past weekend, INSIVUMEH reported, 6 week strombolian explosions with ejection of incandescent material to heights of 20 m and more than 20 explosions producing mainly white steam have taken place. The lava flow on the S flank is still active, but its front does not advance significantly and is located at 300m distance from the crater.  

Tue, 14 Jun 2005, 00:02

Weak explosions from the summit crater continue, producing some minor ash fall towards the W of the volcnao. The 400m-long lava flow towards the Taniluya canyon is still active.

Sat, 4 Jun 2005, 00:23

A new lava flow of about 150 m length towards the valley of Taniluya river in the S of the volcano was observed this evening while the active flow front down at the W side of the volcano remains at about 1 km distance.
In the main crater, stronbolian activity continues. 8 out of 16 observed explosions, accompanied by "locomotive"-like noise, were seen to eject incandescent lava fragments out of the crater, to heights of less than 25m above the central crater rim. A constant, jet-engine like sound was also noted from the crater. Ash and steam plumes from the explosions reached up to about 700m height.

Wed, 25 May 2005, 21:50

From the GVP/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 18-24 May 2005:

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