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Fuego volcano (Guatemala): increasing lava flows

Wed, 20 Nov 2013, 06:42
06:42 AM | BY: T
Lava flows on Fuego on 19 Nov into Taniluya (left) and Ceniza (right) canyons
Lava flows on Fuego on 19 Nov into Taniluya (left) and Ceniza (right) canyons
Lava flow on Fuego on 18 Nov
Lava flow on Fuego on 18 Nov
Two lava flows are active on the upper slopes of the volcano at the moment, to the Taniluya (south) and Ceniza canyon (SE). The effusive activity started on 11 Nov and increased on 18 November, reaching a length of 600 m. Constant avalanches detach from the flow fronts.
At the same time, explosive activity at the summit crater remained at low to moderate levels, with strombolian explosions that produce ash plumes of up to 800 m height and incandescent jets visible from distance. Some of the explosions generate shock waves that can be felt and heard in up to 15 km distance, causing roofs, doors and windows of houses to rattle.
Fine ash fall occurred in Panimaché, Morelia abd Sangre de Cristo.

Previous news

Wed, 20 Nov 2013, 06:00

Fuego volcano (Guatemala) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 20 November-26 November 2013 (Continuing Activity)

On 21 November INSIVUMEH reported that a recent Strombolian phase at Fuego decreased in intensity. Explosions generated ash plumes that rose 450 m and drifted W and SW. Ashfall was reported in Sangre de Cristo (8 km WSW). ... Read all
Wed, 13 Nov 2013, 16:10

Fuego volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Fuego volcano this morning
A new lava flow towards the Taniluya canyon (S side) started on 11 Nov and reached a length of 500 m this morning. Explosive activity at the summit has remained stable with occasional weak to moderate explosions ejecting ash plumes to up to 700 m height and producing sometimes loud shock waves. ... Read all
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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) 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
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