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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): pyroclastic flows

Monday Feb 18, 2013 13:01 PM | BY: T

A phase of strong activity took place at the volcano between the evening of 16 Feb and and yesterday. Increased lava effusion led to the rapid advance of the active lava flow on the steep upper southern slope. The flow produced many incandescent avalanches that turned into pyroclastic flows that produced ash plumes rising about 3,000 m and drifting 10 km to the west, the latest special bulletin of INSIVUMEH reports.
According to INSIVUMEH, the activity has already started to decline slowly.
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Previous news
Sunday, Feb 17, 2013
A stronger phase of continuous ash emissions has been reported. An ash plume reaching 16,000 ft (4.8 km) was observed extending 10 nautical miles to the NW. ... [more]
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
After a short period with little effusive activity, a new lava flow has started to descend towards the Ceniza drainage. Strombolian activity at the summit remains weak. [more]
Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013
11 explosions including a moderately strong one were counted during 5-6 Feb. Weak strombolian activity was seen at night with incandescent blocks thrown to about 100 m above the crater. The lava flow continues to be active and was 300 m long. [more]
Monday, Feb 04, 2013
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. [more]
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]

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