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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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Fuego volcano (Guatemala): paroxysm ends, volcano back to normal activity

Tuesday Feb 10, 2015 10:32 AM | BY: T

Fuego volcano yesterday
Fuego volcano yesterday
Seismic signal at the end of the paroxysm Sunday (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Seismic signal at the end of the paroxysm Sunday (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Preceding seismic signal
Preceding seismic signal
Lava flow on Sunday evening
Lava flow on Sunday evening
The recent, strong paroxysm ended Sunday. It had lasted 22 hours. CONRED reported that the volcano now returned to its typical intermittent strombolian activity with weak to moderate explosions.
The lava flow towards the Trinidad and Ceniza canyon on its upper flank remains weakly active, although seems to be decreasing.
Guatemala's international airport has resumed operations.
Previous news
Bright glow at Fuego volcano from violent strombolian activity, lava flows and forest fires
Sunday, Feb 08, 2015
A new paroxysm, a drastically stronger phase of activity, began at the volcano yesterday, characterized by increased strombolian-type explosions, effusion of lava flows and moderate to large pyroclastic flows that traveled to the southeastern side threatening the road between Antigua and Escuintla. ... [more]
Saturday, Feb 07, 2015
Explosions remain frequent and often strong, producing ash plumes that rise 1-1.3 km above the crater and are accompanied by shock waves that rattle roof and windows in nearby villages. [more]
Ring-shaped (giant smoke ring?) eruption cloud from Fuego today
Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015
Activity has been at the higher end of the scale recently. Strong explosions occur frequently, ejecting plumes that reach 1-1.3 km height and causing constant avalanches on the volcano's upper slopes, often causing bush fires in the vegetation below. ... [more]
Current seismic signal at Fuego (FG3 station, INSIVUMEH)
Monday, Jan 19, 2015
Activity remains elevated. The volcano observatory reports 4-5 explosions per hour, often strong with ash plumes rising more than 1 km above the crater and drifting 10-12 km. ... [more]
Strong explosion at Fuego volcano yesterday
Monday, Jan 12, 2015
During the past days, explosive activity has been relatively intense at the volcano. ... [more]

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