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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): new phase of strong activity with lava fountains and lava flows

Thursday Oct 08, 2015 09:00 AM | BY: T

Lava fountains and flows at Fuego yesterday (INSIVUMEH)
Lava fountains and flows at Fuego yesterday (INSIVUMEH)
Lava fountaining at Fuego this morning
Lava fountaining at Fuego this morning
Current seismic signal FG3 station (INSIVUMEH)
Current seismic signal FG3 station (INSIVUMEH)
Another phase of strongly increased activity is occurring at the volcano. Starting 6 Oct, strombolian activity increased to pulsating lava fountains from two summit vents and feeds two lava flows that started to descend the southern and western flanks of the volcano through the Trinidad and Santa Teresa canyon, reaching 1000 and 600 m, respectively.
The activity so far has not resulted in the generation of the much-feared pyroclastic flows, but remains intense and could trigger such flows, if parts of the lava flows on the steep flanks collapse.
Previous news
Strombolian explosion from Fuego this morning
Thursday, Oct 01, 2015
A phase of increased activity with lava flow effusion occurred during the past days, but has subsided by now again. ... [more]
Lava effusion from Fuego on 1 Sep 2015 (INSIVUMEH)
Friday, Sep 04, 2015
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. ... [more]
Monday, Aug 24, 2015
The volcano's activity remains low to moderate. [more]
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
Activity has decreased during the past days. INSIVUMEH reported only few and relatively weak explosions occurred during yesterday. [more]
Sunday, Aug 09, 2015
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. ... [more]

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