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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): strombolian activity, short lava flow

Friday Jan 01, 2016 23:43 PM | BY: T

Strombolian explosion at Fuego last night, seen from SE.
Strombolian explosion at Fuego last night, seen from SE.
Activity at the volcano has remained at similar levels (if not decreased a bit) as during the past days.
When observed during the past night and this morning, strombolian-type explosions of small to sometimes strong intensity ejected abundant incandescent bombs in all directions from the summit vents. A small lava flow is active on the upper SE flank, producing often continuous glowing rockfalls that travel up to approx. 1 km towards the Las Lajas ravine.
No new pyroclastic flows were observed. Overall, activity seemed to be on a slowly decreasing trend.
Previous news
Strombolian eruption at Fuego last night
Thursday, Dec 31, 2015
The activity at Fuego might be picking up towards a new paroxysm (eruptive phase with strongly increased effusion rate, resulting in lava fountaining and lava flows). ... [more]
Fuego volcano this morning
Thursday, Dec 17, 2015
Effusive activity increased yesterday, when 3 lava flows descended from the summit, reaching 1500 m length on the southern flank (Trinidad ravine), 1500 m on the SW flank (Las Lajas) and 1200 m on the western flank (Santa Teresa ravine). ... [more]
Fuego volcano yesterday (?) (image via MAXIMO NIVEL ‏@maximoabroad / twitter)
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
Another phase of strong increased activity (paroxysm) has started at the volcano yesterday. The volcano observatory reports that explosions have become more intense and frequent, 4-6 per hour, on the evening of 14 Dec. ... [more]
Lava fountaining from Fuego yesterday (AntiguaCulturalTV)
Tuesday, Dec 01, 2015
The 12th paroxysmal eruptive phase of the volcano during 2015 has ended over night. ... [more]
Lava flows from Fuego volcano this morning
Monday, Nov 30, 2015
The activity at the volcano has been increasing since a few days ago. The effusion rate has risen significantly. Pulsating lava fountaining and strong, detonating strombolian explosions several hundred meters high from the summit vents are currently feeding at least 3 relatively large lava flows descending on the western and southern flanks: ... [more]

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