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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:
Sat, 28 Jun 2014, 07:49
Activity has been relatively low recently. The volcano observatory only reported weak to moderate explosions with ash plumes up to 500 m height above the crater.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014, 16:08
Strombolian activity remains at moderate unchanged levels. Ash plumes rose to 600 m above the crater and shock waves from stronger explosions rattle roofs and windows in houses of nearby villages.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014, 15:00
This morning's seismic signal from Fuego volcano (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Activity is at moderate levels with frequent strombolian-type explosions that eject incandescent material to 100-150 m above the crater and produce ash plumes that rise up to 700 m. Jet-like degassing noises lasting 1-3 minutes accompany the explosions. ...more
Sun, 1 Jun 2014, 10:23
Activity at the volcano continued with little variation as intermittent strombolian explosions of small to moderate size. Incandescent material was ejected to about 100 m height and fell back to form glowing avalanches on the upper crater. Ash plumes rose to 400-700 m height and drifted for approx. 8 km before dissipating.
Fri, 30 May 2014, 10:13
Seismic signal at Fuego volcano (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Activity has decreased a bit. Strombolian explosions produced incandescent ejections to up to about 100 m and ash plumes rose to approx. 500 m.
Thu, 29 May 2014, 09:14
The lava flow has disappeared and explosive activity in turn increased. The observatory reported ash plumes up to 600 m high and drifting SW to 8 km distance. Shock waves accompanied the stronger explosions. Rainfalls triggered a lahar in the Las Lajas river canyon.
Tue, 27 May 2014, 15:36
Explosive activity has been weaker recently, with pulses of strombolian explosions ejecting incandescent material to up to 100 m above the crater. Effusive activity continued to feed the lava flow towards Barranca Taniluyá. This morning, it was still about 100 m long.
Thu, 22 May 2014, 07:40
Activity has remained elevated but with a decreasing trend. INSIVUMEH reports weak to moderate strombolian explosions that eject incandescent material to up to 100 m above the crater and produces ash plumes of aup to 500 m height. The lava flow towards the Barranca Taniluyá was reduced to a length of 150 meters. ...more
Sun, 18 May 2014, 07:38
Fuego's lava flow yesterday morning
Activity increased at the volcano during Friday-Saturday. Near continuous mild to moderate strombolian explosions were observed and a new lava flow was erupted on the upper southern flank. Judging from the seismic signal, activity has decreased again today.
Seismic signal Friday evening (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Current seismic signal (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Sat, 3 May 2014, 13:17
With the arrival of the rain season, INSIVUMEH warns of mud flows that will likely occur during heavy rainfalls remobilizing loose deposits that have accumulated in the canyons draining from the volcano. Such lahars are potentially very destructive and can reach and flood low lying areas on the south coast. ...more
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