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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 (Guatemala): increase in explosions and lava emission

Monday Oct 14, 2013 14:15 PM | BY: T

Fuego and the active lava flows this morning
Fuego and the active lava flows this morning
This morning's seismic signal from Fuego volcano (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
This morning's seismic signal from Fuego volcano (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Activity has increased today, the volcano observatory reports in its special bulletin. The number and size of explosions rose and produced incandescent fountains of up to about 200 m and an ash plume rising about 1 km which drifted 8 km S and SW. Shock waves that rattled windows and roofs of houses in nearby villages accompanied the explosions.
The lava effusion increased as well, feeding a new flow that traveled 700 m on the southern flank this morning. Weak to moderate avalanches detached from the flow front. The main hazard would be a further increase of lava emissions and/or a sudden collapse of the lava flow that could produce dangerous pyroclastic flows such as in previous similar eruptive episodes over the past months.
Previous news
Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Activity has decreased again to relatively low to moderate levels. The recent increase did not result in another paroxysm. ... [more]
Seismic signal showing the increase of Fuego's activity this morning
Monday, Oct 07, 2013
In the past hours, activity has increased and might be heading towards another paroxysm. The frequency and size of explosions rose significantly and has been creating an ash plume about 1 km high and drifting 8 miles south and southwest. Many of the explosions generate shock waves, rattling roofs and windows of houses in the villages Panimaché, Morelia and Panimaché II. ... [more]
Saturday, Oct 05, 2013
Activity is very low. Almost no explosions have occurred recently. The lava flow on the upper south flank seems to be still weakly active. [more]
Thursday, Oct 03, 2013
Activity has been weak recently. The lava flows on the upper southern flank is still active, and was about 100 m long this morning, headed towards the Trinidad canyon. Explosions have been few and only produced ash plumes rising a few 100 meters. [more]
The new lava flow on Fuego volcano this morning
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
A new lava flow has appeared during the past days and is currently flowing from the summit crater towards the Trinidad canyon (SE side) with a length of 300 m this morning. Weak glowing avalanches detach from its front. ... [more]

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