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Stratovolcano 3,763 m / 12,346 ft
Guatemala, 14.47°N / -90.88°WCurrent status
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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 - ongoingTypical eruption style:
Dominantly explosive, construction of lava domes and extrusion of viscous lava flows. In near constant activity, at least during the past centuries.Last earthquakes nearby
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Fuego volcano news & eruption updates:
Sun, 16 Dec 2007, 10:42
Suzanne De Berge emailed the following message regarding a notable increase in activity at Fuego volcano: ...more
Sat, 3 Nov 2007, 17:21
Based on observations of satellite imagery, the Washington VAAC ...more
Thu, 18 Oct 2007, 15:47
Fuego volcano continues its moderate strombolian activity; INSIVUMEH reported frequent explosions such as on 10 October that produce ash plumes rising to to altitudes of 4-5 km (13,000-16,400 ft) a.s.l. and mostly drifiting N and NW.
The explosions are often accompanied by rumbling noises and jet-engine like sounds. Avalanches of collapsing spatter from the growing cone in the inner crater descend W into the Taniluyá and Santa Teresa ravines.
Thu, 30 Aug 2007, 23:20
On 24 August, INSIVUMEH reported that fumarolic plumes from Fuego rose to an altitude of 3.9 km (12,800 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W. A lahar carried tree trunks, branches, and blocks down the Lajas drainage to the SE. A lahar again affected the drainage on 27 August. Explosions on 28 August produced ash plumes that rose to an altitude of 4.1 km (13,500 ft) a.s.l.
Fri, 10 Aug 2007, 19:46
Fuego volcano is in a particularly active phase. We received a report from Suzanne De Berge who witnessed its eruption: ...more
Wed, 4 Jul 2007, 08:00
Strombolian activity at Guatemala's Fire Mountain "Fuego" remains high. INSIVUMEH reports exposions of typically 50-100 m height, although sometimes stronger explosions, such as one on on 1 July throw lava to up to 300 m.A new lava flow, about 250 m long, and headed towards the Río Taniluyá river had started on 27 June from the secondary vent. The older flow, mostly active in March-April, originating from the summit crater, continues slowly as well.
Sat, 16 Jun 2007, 11:55
Two lava flows are active at Fuego volcano, travelling through the Santa Teresa and Taniluya ravines, 200 and 500 m long. Strong turbine-like noise from degassing at the crater is audible. ...more
Thu, 29 Mar 2007, 22:15
Fuego volcano remains in a relatively active phase with strong stromblian activity. Ash plumes from explosions reach 4-5 km altitude and occasional ash fall occurs mainly in areas SSE and W of the cone. ...more
Thu, 22 Mar 2007, 19:37
Activity at Fuego seems to be increasing. ...more
INSIVUMEH reported that incandescent material from Fuego was ejected 200 m above the summit on 15 March. The activity was accompanied by rumbling noises and shockwaves that vibrated windows several kilometers away. Two lava flows were observed; one traveled about 1,500 m W toward the Taniluyá River valley. An ash plume drifted S and SW. On 16 March, Strombolian activity propelled material 300 m above the summit and shockwaves were felt as far as 15 km away. The lava flows from 15 March advanced and three more flows were observed in different ravines on 16 March. Ash plumes rose to an altitude of 5.4 km (17,799 ft) a.s.l. and drifted S, SW, and E. Two pyroclastic flows traveled about 800 m; one NW and another W and SW.
Wed, 21 Mar 2007, 19:46
INSIVUMEH reported on 9 and 13 March that explosions from Fuego produced ash plumes that rose to altitudes of 4-4.2 km (13,000-13,800 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE. Rumbling noises were heard from surrounding villages. Lava flows extended ~100-150 m W toward the Taniluyá River valley and avalanches occurred from the lava-flow fronts. On 12 March, incandescent material was ejected about 15-20 m above the central crater. ...more
Wed, 17 Jan 2007, 23:10
INSIVUMEH reported that explosions from Fuego produced white and gray plumes that rose to an altitude of 4 km (13,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SW on 12 January. Incandescent material was propelled up to 75 m above the summit and incandescent blocks rolled W towards the Taniluyá and Santa Teresa ravines on 12 January and S towards the Ceniza ravine on 12 and 16 January. Based on information from the Tegucigalpa MWO and satellite imagery, the Washington VAAC reported that a faint plume was seen on 12 January drifting W. ...more
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