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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

Monday Feb 04, 2013 16:29 PM | BY: T

Effusive activity has increased in favor of explosive again. The lava flow towards Ceniza canyon was 800 m long this morning, the second one towards Taniluyá canyon 400 m. No explosions were mentioned in the latest bulletin of the observatory.
Previous news
Sunday, Feb 03, 2013
The two lava flows advanced a bit and have now a length of about 300 m. Explosive activity has been weak in return during the report interval 1-2 Feb. There were only 5 small explosions with plumes rising 400 m registered. [more]
Friday, Feb 01, 2013
The effusion rate has again increased today. The old lava flow headed towards the Taniluyá canyon gained strength again and increased to 200 m length and a new flow started to flow towards the Ceniza drainage and reached 150 m length this morning. ... [more]
Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Both explosive and effusive activity have been low today. ... [more]
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013
Explosions have been becoming more frequent (now 12 during the past day vs a previous average of only 5). They produce light gray ash plumes drifting south and SE for about 5 km. The lava flow is still weakly active, but was only 150 m long this morning. [more]
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Explosive activity continues to be on the increase in favor of effusive. During yesterday-today, INSIVUMEH counted 6 explosions that produced gray ash plumes rising up to 800 m and spread fine ash to up to 7 km to the west and southwest. ... [more]

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