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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 update

Fuego volcano (Guatemala): lava fountaining, 3rd paroxysm in progress

Wednesday Feb 10, 2016 08:51 AM | BY: T

Lava fountains at Fuego this morning
Lava fountains at Fuego this morning
MODIS thermal signal from Fuego (MIROVA)
MODIS thermal signal from Fuego (MIROVA)
A new paroxysm (the 3rd this year) is occurring at the volcano. Over the past days, strombolian and effusive activity had gradually increased into now pulsating lava fountains and well-alimented lava flows.
The latter are mostly traveling down the southeastern flank into the large Las Lajas canyon where they have reached approx. 2 km length. Another flow seems to be active on the southern slope towards the Trinidad drainage.
Most likely this activity will result in pyroclastic flows, as parts of the lava flows on the steep slope tend to collapse.
Previous news
Glowing avalanches after an explosion of Fuego this morning
Friday, Feb 05, 2016
Activity at the volcano is again increasing and seems to be heading towards another (the 3rd in 2016) paroxysm. ... [more]
Small pyroclastic flow at Fuego volcano this morning
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Another phase of increased explosive activity and lava effusion is taking place at the volcano. Small pyroclastic flows were observed this morning. ... [more]
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]

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