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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

Friday Jan 24, 2014 09:44 AM | BY: T

Small explosion from Fuego volcano yesterday
Small explosion from Fuego volcano yesterday
Current seismic signal of Fuego (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Current seismic signal of Fuego (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Activity at the volcano remains both explosive and effusive at fluctuating levels. After an increase during 22-23 Jan, it decreased yesterday, but seems to have picked up today again.
The latest INSIVUMEH report mentioned 13 weak and 4 moderate explosions during 23 Jan with ash plumes up to 800 m height, abundant lava avalanches on the upper slope following strombolian ejections of up to 100-150 m above the crater, and the continued active flow, which was 100 m long yesterday.
Previous news
Fuego's seismic signal this morning (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
It appears that activity has increased over night. A strong continuous seismic signal (probably tremor) suggests an increase in lava effusion could be occurring. The next update from INSIVUMEH later today will give a better picture. ... [more]
Friday, Jan 17, 2014
No changes in the explosive and effusive activity at the volcano occurred. ... [more]
Fuego volcano this morning
Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
Activity remains elevated with abundant lava ejected to 75-125 m height during occasional moderately strong strombolian explosions that are followed by ash plumes rising up to about 700 m and drifting approx. 10 km to the S and SW. Rumblings like locomotive-engine sounds lasting 2-5 minutes accompany the degassing during the eruptions. The lava flow on the SE slope towards the Trinidad canyon reached 300 meters length this morning and produced small glowing avalanches. [more]
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
Activity continues at moderate levels as during the past days. INSIVUMEH counted 13 moderate explosions with shock waves and ash plumes rising 300-800 m. The lava flow on the upper southern slope towards the Trinidad drainage was 300 m long this morning. [more]
Monday, Jan 13, 2014
[Update] The volcano observatory observed an increase in explosions and a new lava flow. Shock waves from explosions could be felt in up to 15 km distance and they eject abundant lava onto the upper slopes. ... [more]

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