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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
 

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Fuego volcano (Guatemala): paroxysm on 1 July, pyroclastic flows

Sunday Jul 05, 2015 10:48 AM | BY: T

Pyroclastic flow on Fuego volcano, July 1, 2015 (image: CONRED)
Pyroclastic flow on Fuego volcano, July 1, 2015 (image: CONRED)
Lava flow during the night 1-2 July
Lava flow during the night 1-2 July
The eruptive activity intensified into another paroxysm during 1 July, producing a lava flow, more than 1 km long, and relatively large pyroclastic flows through the Las Lajas drainage on the southeast side that reached 4-5 km length.
Areas in the La Réunion area near the Las Lajas river bed were evacuated.
After 2 July, activity decreased again and has by now returned to normal strombolian activity, with 4-6 explosions per hour, small to moderate in size, that produce ash plumes rising up to 1 km.
Preventive evacuations have even taken place in the area called
Previous news
Strong strombolian explosion at Fuego this morning
Monday, Jun 22, 2015
Activity has been relatively intense. Strombolian-type explosions with abundant incandescent bombs up to 200 m and ash plumes rising 1000 m have been frequent. A lava flow of 200 m length is active in the direction of the Santa Teresa drainage (WSW side). ... [more]
View of Fuego volcano this morning with bright glow from the lava flows
Saturday, Jun 06, 2015
Another strong eruptive phase with the effusion of lava flows and elevated explosive activity has been occurring at the volcano since yesterday. ... [more]
Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015
Activity remains relatively intense, with frequent strombolian-type explosions ranging from small to strong, according to the volcano observatory. Incandescent material is ejected up to 150 m above the crater and ash plumes rise up to 1 km. ... [more]
Strong explosion at Fuego volcano yesterday
Friday, May 22, 2015
Activity at the volcano has increased during the past days. Strombolian explosions have been small, moderate and large and occurring frequently. Ash plumes rose to 1 km above the crater and incandescent jets 150 m above the crater. ... [more]
Lava flow on Fuego early on 18 April 2015
Monday, Apr 20, 2015
A more intense phase of activity with the effusion of a 2 km long lava flow on the southeastern slope into the Taniluya canyon occurred during 17-18 April. ... [more]

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