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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
 

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Fuego volcano (Guatemala) update: second paroxysm with lava and pyroclastic flows

Wednesday Jan 20, 2016 17:28 PM | BY: T

Small pyroclastic flow at Fuego volcano this morning
Small pyroclastic flow at Fuego volcano this morning
Thermal signal from Fuego volcano (MIROVA)
Thermal signal from Fuego volcano (MIROVA)
Another phase of increased explosive activity and lava effusion is taking place at the volcano. Small pyroclastic flows were observed this morning.
After the violent phase during the first days of 2016, this is the second paroxysm of the volcano this year already. Over the past months, such phases have occurred at astonishing rhythmic intervals of 3-4 weeks (see the peaks on the thermal signal graphic).
Previous news
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
Since its last (relatively weak) paroxysm during the first days of 2016, the volcano has now been unusually calm. According to this morning's status report of the observatory, no explosions have been seen (or heard) since 5 days... ... [more]
Strombolian explosion at Fuego last night, seen from SE.
Friday, Jan 01, 2016
Activity at the volcano has remained at similar levels (if not decreased a bit) as during the past days. ... [more]
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]

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