Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours
8-16 May 2021: From Stromboli to Etna - Sicila and Eolian Islands (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Fuego volcano
Stratovolcano 3,763 m / 12,346 ft
Guatemala, 14.47°N / -90.88°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
Fuego webcams / live data | Reports
Volcano videos
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.
Last earthquakes nearby
Fuego volcano tours
Volcanoes in the land of the Maya (15-days study trip and expedition to Guatemala's volcanoes)

Latest satellite images

Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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: strombolian explosions up to 100 m tall, lava flow 100-200 m length

Sat, 18 Feb 2012, 08:24
08:24 AM | BY: TP
A white steam plume reaching 150 m in height is present all the time, dispersed to the west and southwest of the volcano. Occasional strombolian explosions producing light gray ash columns between 200-500 m height above the crater, accompanied by rumblings and ejecting incandescent material to about 100 m, which falls back in the area of ​​the crater rim and causes weak avalanches.
The lava flow in the direction of Taniluyá is between 150-200 m long, and blocks detach from the front, tumbling down into the forested area. (source: INSIVUMEH)

Links / Sources:
Previous news
Tue, 14 Feb 2012, 00:01
Weak ash explosions continue at Fuego volcano. INSIVUMEH reported for 13 February that 9 eruptions were counted, producing plumes up to 500 m high and occasional rumbling noises. A steam plume is rising constantly about 100 m from the crater. The ash drifted 8 miles WSW. read all
Thu, 19 Jan 2012, 00:01
Fuego volcano produced explosions observed on 11-13 and on 16 January, which produced ash plumes rising 400-1000 m above the crater. Shock waves and rumbling sounds accompanied the explosions and rattled windows and roofs in nearby villages. ... read all
Fri, 13 Jan 2012, 00:01
INSIVUMEH reported that on 6 and 10 January weak explosions from Fuego generated ash plumes that rose 300-600 m above the crater and drifted 10 km WNW and 15 km SW, respectively. Rumbling noises were detected several kilometers away. Incandescence emanated from the crater at night and avalanches descended the S, SW, and SE flanks ... read all
Sat, 3 Dec 2011, 07:38
Fuego's activity has calmed down a bit and consists of weak near-continuous ash emissions rising approximately 300 m with occasional stronger explosions occurring about 6-8 times per hour, the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) reports. read all
Tue, 22 Nov 2011, 10:04
The Guatemalan geophysical survey SERNAGEOMIN reports increasing explosive activity from Fuego volcano, one of the country's most active volcanoes. Fuego was observed producing ash clouds reaching 1500-2000 m above the summit crater (at ca. 3600 m altitude) which drifted SW and reached up to 20 km distance where they produced some ash fall, reported in the communities of Panimaché, Morelia, Sangre de Cristo, and Santa Sofía. read all

More on VolcanoDiscovery

Why is there advertising on this site?
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.