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Stratovolcano 3,763 m / 12,346 ft
Guatemala, 14.47°N / -90.88°W
(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.
Fuego volcano tours:Volcanoes in the land of the Maya
(15-days study trip and expedition to Guatemala's volcanoes)
Satellite image of Fuego volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Fuego volcano news & eruption updates:
Fuego volcano (Guatemala) activity update
Fri, 30 May 2014, 10:13
10:13 AM | BY: T
Seismic signal at Fuego volcano (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Activity has decreased a bit. Strombolian explosions produced incandescent ejections to up to about 100 m and ash plumes rose to approx. 500 m.
The lava flow has disappeared and explosive activity in turn increased. The observatory reported ash plumes up to 600 m high and drifting SW to 8 km distance. Shock waves accompanied the stronger explosions. Rainfalls triggered a lahar in the Las Lajas river canyon. ... read all
Explosive activity has been weaker recently, with pulses of strombolian explosions ejecting incandescent material to up to 100 m above the crater. Effusive activity continued to feed the lava flow towards Barranca Taniluyá. This morning, it was still about 100 m long. ... read all
Activity has remained elevated but with a decreasing trend. INSIVUMEH reports weak to moderate strombolian explosions that eject incandescent material to up to 100 m above the crater and produces ash plumes of aup to 500 m height. The lava flow towards the Barranca Taniluyá was reduced to a length of 150 meters. read all
Activity increased at the volcano during Friday-Saturday. Near continuous mild to moderate strombolian explosions were observed and a new lava flow was erupted on the upper southern flank. Judging from the seismic signal, activity has decreased again today. ... read all
With the arrival of the rain season, INSIVUMEH warns of mud flows that will likely occur during heavy rainfalls remobilizing loose deposits that have accumulated in the canyons draining from the volcano. Such lahars are potentially very destructive and can reach and flood low lying areas on the south coast. ... read all
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