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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

Wed, 18 Jun 2014, 15:00
15:00 PM | BY: T
This morning's seismic signal from Fuego volcano (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
This morning's seismic signal from Fuego volcano (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Activity is at moderate levels with frequent strombolian-type explosions that eject incandescent material to 100-150 m above the crater and produce ash plumes that rise up to 700 m. Jet-like degassing noises lasting 1-3 minutes accompany the explosions.
Fine ash fall was reported in the villages Panimaché, Morelia, Santa Sophia, Los Yucales, El Porvenir, Panimaché II, Sangre de Cristo and others.
Previous news
Sun, 1 Jun 2014, 10:23
Activity at the volcano continued with little variation as intermittent strombolian explosions of small to moderate size. Incandescent material was ejected to about 100 m height and fell back to form glowing avalanches on the upper crater. Ash plumes rose to 400-700 m height and drifted for approx. 8 km before dissipating. ... read all
Fri, 30 May 2014, 10:13
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. ... read all
Thu, 29 May 2014, 09:14
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
Tue, 27 May 2014, 15:36
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
Thu, 22 May 2014, 07:40
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
 

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