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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 updates:

Fuego volcano (Guatemala): activity returns to normal levels

Thursday Mar 03, 2016 09:08 AM | BY: T

View of Fuego this morning
View of Fuego this morning
MODIS thermal signal from Fuego (MIROVA)
MODIS thermal signal from Fuego (MIROVA)
Current seismic signal FG3 station (INSIVUMEH)
Current seismic signal FG3 station (INSIVUMEH)
The volcano's activity started to drop again to normal levels (intermittent small explosions) yesterday evening - the most recent paroxysm has now ended.
Previous news
Ash plume from Fuego yesterday
Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016
The activity of the volcano continued to increase into its 4th paroxysm (called "eruption" by local press) of 2016. Lava effusion rate increased gradually and continued to feed the lava flow on the eastern side into the Las Lajas ravine, where it reached approx 600 m length yesterday and started to produce small pyroclastic flows (by collapse of parts of the flow on the steep slope). ... [more]
Lava flow in Fuego's Las Lajas ravine this morning
Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016
Activity at the volcano is again increasing and a new lava flow started to travel down the upper eastern flank since yesterday evening. The previously (normal) mild strombolian activity at the summit vents is also increasing, and it seems that the volcano could be in for yet another paroxysm in the coming days. ... [more]
Strong strombolian explosion / lava fountain at Fuego volcano early on 10 Feb 2016 (photo: Edgar Barrios)
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
Volcanologist Edgar Barrios from INSIVUMEH's volcano observatory (OVF) kindly sent us these photos of the ongoing activity of Fuego volcano. ... [more]
Lava fountains at Fuego this morning
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
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. ... [more]
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]

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