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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: strombolian explosions

Friday Mar 25, 2011 09:34 AM |

INSIVUMEH reported that during 17-18 and 20-22 March explosions from Fuego produced ash plumes that rose 300-600 m above the crater and drifted 5-8 km W, SW, and S. Incandescent material was ejected as high as 100 m above the crater. Avalanches traveled SW, into the Taniluyá, Santa Teresa, Ceniza, and Trinidad drainages.
Source: Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 16-22 March 2011)
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Previous news
Monday, Dec 27, 2010
Activity at Guatemala's Fuego volcano has increased in the past days. Powerful strombolian explosions occur on average 8-10 times per hour and throw incandescent lava up to several hundred meters high. Ash rises more than 1 km above the crater and a near contiuous ash plume can be traced 15 SE. ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 28, 2010
Mild strombolian activity continues at Fuego volcano in Guatemala. Explosions throw incandescent material up to 50-75m above the crater and small rock avalanches occur on the steep slopes of the volcano. ... [more]
Thursday, Jan 15, 2009
It was reported that during 8-9 January, there were explosions on Fuego that produced ash plumes. Constant avalanches of blocks descended from the volcano. [more]
Saturday, Jun 21, 2008
Mild strombolian activity continues at Fuego volcano. Incandescent material is thrown out up to 50 m above the vent on the summit crater and a small lava flow was observed on 13 June, travelling 100 m towards the Santa Teresa ravine on the W flank. Ash plumes reach altitudes of 3.9-4.4 km (12,800-14,400 ft) a.s.l. ... [more]
Saturday, Jun 21, 2008
Mild strombolian activity continues at Fuego volcano. Incandescent material is thrown out up to 50 m above the vent on the summit crater and a small lava flow was observed on 13 June, travelling 100 m towards the Santa Teresa ravine on the W flank. Ash plumes reach altitudes of 3.9-4.4 km (12,800-14,400 ft) a.s.l. ... [more]

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