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Stratovolcano 3,763 m / 12,346 ft
Guatemala, 14.47°N / -90.88°W
(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): strong explosions
Thu, 24 Apr 2014, 19:51
19:51 PM | BY: T
During the day, activity at the volcano picked up again. The observatory reports 6-14 weak to strong strombolian explosions on average per hour, that eject ash plumes up to approx. 1 km height.
Ashfall was reported from the villages La Rochela, Ceilán and San Andrés Osuna. The explosions are often accompanied by loud rumblings and shock waves that rattled roofs and windows of houses in the villages Panimaché, Morelia, Santa Sofia and others in distances of up to 15 km around the volcano.
The generation of lava flows and pyroclastic flows into the ravines draining from the volcano remains a likely scenario for the near future.
Activity has decreased at the volcano, although the volcano observatory doesn't rule out that this is only a temporary pause and a new phase of lava fountaining and flows could occur in the near future. read all
Activity at the volcano continues to be elevated and increased yesterday, prompting INSIVUMEH to issue a special bulletin yesterday, in which the agency warns that a possible new paroxysm could occur in the near future. ... read all
Moderate to strong explosions continue at the volcano with ash plumes rising almost 1 km above the crater. read all
The volcano has returned to normal levels of activity without producing a new paroxysm when activity climbed during 10 April. Intermittent explosions of strombolian type and small to moderate size were heard during the past 24 hours, but could not be directly observed due to cloud cover. ... read all
Activity at the volcano continues to increase and could be heading towards a new paroxysm with lava flows, strong explosions and potential pyroclastic flows. Constant avalanches were observed on the upper southern flank, which could be related to the opening of an effusive vent. ... read all
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