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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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Fuego volcano news & eruption update

Fuego volcano (Guatemala): increasing explosive activity, ash plumes up to 2 km high

Tuesday Nov 22, 2011 10:04 AM |

The Guatemalan geophysical survey SERNAGEOMIN reports increasing explosive activity from Fuego volcano, one of the country's most active volcanoes. Fuego was observed producing ash clouds reaching 1500-2000 m above the summit crater (at ca. 3600 m altitude) which drifted SW and reached up to 20 km distance where they produced some ash fall, reported in the communities of Panimaché, Morelia, Sangre de Cristo, and Santa Sofía.
The explosions were accompanied by moderate to strong booming noises and shock waves that could be felt in up to 15 km distance. Near-constant rock avalanches are observed on the upper slopes beneath the summit crater, some of which reach the vegetated areas.
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Friday, Mar 25, 2011
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. ... [more]
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]

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