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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

Mon, 24 Mar 2014, 19:19
19:19 PM | BY: T
An eruption from Fuego volcano this morning (INSIVUMEH)
An eruption from Fuego volcano this morning (INSIVUMEH)
Strombolian explosions remain relatively frequent (6-8 per hour) and some of them have been at the higher end of the typical normal activity scale, with ash plumes rising up to 1,200 m above the crater. Incandescent material falling back from the stronger explosions cause spectacular incandescent avalanches on the upper cone.
Moderately strong shock waves rattled windows in villages Panimache, Morelia, Sta. Sofía, and Panimache II. Loud degassing noises resembling jet-engines accompany the explosions.
Previous news
Tue, 18 Mar 2014, 17:05
Strombolian eruption from Fuego last night
Strombolian activity at the volcano has decreased a bit. Weak to moderate explosions occur at irregular intervals typically in the range of 1 hour, eject abundant incandescent lava to 100-150 m above the crater and generate avalanches on the upper slopes. The lava flow has stopped being active. ... read all
Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 10:04
Lava flow on Fuego's upper southern flank this night
A small lava flow continues to be active on the upper SE slope of the volcano. Explosions have been a bit weaker on average, with incandescent lava ejected to 150 m and ash plumes reaching 500-800 m above the summit. ... read all
Sun, 2 Mar 2014, 08:33
Explosion at Fuego volcano this morning
Activity at the volcano has remained similar to the previous weeks, but decreased somewhat. read all
Mon, 24 Feb 2014, 16:54
Explosion at Fuego volcano this morning
Strombolian activity remains intense, with ejections often reaching 150-200 m above the crater and producing abundant incandescent avalanches. Thanks to the new webcam, this activity can now be followed much better and in near-real time. This is an example time-lapse showing this morning's activity at the volcano: read all
Sun, 23 Feb 2014, 17:43
Explosions at Fuego today (webcam images compiled by Culture Volcan)
Strombolian activity remains intense and can now be followed in near-real time on a new webcam. Explosions occur at rates of one every 30 minutes approx. and shower many incandescent material onto the upper slopes, where they generate avalanches up to 2 km length. No lava flows, however, is active at the moment. ... read all

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