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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): phase of strong activity 30 Aug - 3 Sep

Fri, 4 Sep 2015, 08:32
08:32 AM | BY: T
Lava effusion from Fuego on 1 Sep 2015 (INSIVUMEH)
Lava effusion from Fuego on 1 Sep 2015 (INSIVUMEH)
Another short, but unusually strong eruptive phase took place at the volcano between Wednesday (30 Aug) and yesterday (3 Sep). The volcano has now returned to average activity levels.
During the paroxysm, relatively moderate in size, increased lava effusion produced intense strombolian activity and several lava flows (but probably no pyroclastic flows). The first lava flow traveled down the western slope into the Santa Teresa canyon and reached approx. 1 km length. A second one appeared shortly afterwards and took a path on the southern side, towards Trinidad canyon, and reached more than 1 km length.
This marks the 8th such event this year at the volcano.
Previous news
Mon, 24 Aug 2015, 08:36
The volcano's activity remains low to moderate. ... read all
Tue, 18 Aug 2015, 13:39
Activity has decreased during the past days. INSIVUMEH reported only few and relatively weak explosions occurred during yesterday. ... read all
Sun, 9 Aug 2015, 11:35
Activity has been elevated at the volcano. INSIVUMEH reported 36 weak to moderate explosions during 24 hours with ash plumes rising up to 1000 m above the crater and sometimes accompanied by shock waves. A lava flow on the upper SE side (towards the Las Lajas ravine) is active and was 300 m long last night. read all
Sun, 5 Jul 2015, 10:48
Pyroclastic flow on Fuego volcano, July 1, 2015 (image: CONRED)
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. ... read all
Mon, 22 Jun 2015, 15:59
Strong strombolian explosion at Fuego this morning
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). read all
 

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