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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 updates:

Fuego volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Sunday Dec 30, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T

Image of Fuego early on 29 Dec 2012 showing the lava flow
Image of Fuego early on 29 Dec 2012 showing the lava flow
Activity has remained unchanged with weak strombolian explosions (11 counted during 28-29 Dec) producing small ash plumes up to about 500 m high, and the continuing lava flow, about 500 m long on the upper southern slope.
Previous news
Current seismic signal from FG3 station (INSIVUMEH)
Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012
Activity has remained dominantly effusive. The lava flow on the southern slope has increased its length to 500 m on 24 Dec morning. Mild strombolian activity with infrequent (a few per day) small explosions have continued at the volcano. ... [more]
Friday, Dec 21, 2012
There were 8 explosions during 20-21 Dec which produced light gray ash column of 200-400 meters height and drifting 7 km west and SW. Incandescent material reached 100 meters above the crater and generated avalanches on the upper slopw. The lava flow toward Taniluya canyon was 300 meters long. [more]
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012
6 strombolian explosions were counted by INSIVUMEH since yesterday with ash plumes rising up to 400 m and incandescent bombs 150 m above the crater. The lava flow remains active and was about 300 m long this morning. [more]
Thursday, Dec 13, 2012
Mild strombolian activity was observed during the night; the lava flow has decreased to 150 m length. [more]
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012
The lava flow had a reported length of 200 m this morning, after a relatively calm day with no (reported) exlosions. [more]

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