Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
4-11 Aug 2019: Nyiragongo Lava Lake & Mountain Gorillas - DR Congo
12-30 Aug 2019: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
13-29 Aug 2019: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
14-17 Aug 2019: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
1-19 Sep 2019: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
3-18 Sep 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
21-28 Sep 2019: Pearl of the Aegean - Santorini - Santorini Island (Greece)
12-20 Oct 2019: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
Fuego volcano
Stratovolcano 3,763 m / 12,346 ft
Guatemala, 14.47°N / -90.88°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
Fuego webcams / live data | Reports
Fuego volcano videos
Fuego volcano books | Tours
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.
Last earthquakes nearby
Fuego volcano tours
Volcanoes in the land of the Maya (15-days study trip and expedition to Guatemala's volcanoes)

Latest satellite images
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): pyroclastic flow

Thursday May 19, 2016 21:42 PM | BY: T

The pyroclastic flow observed from Alotenango. Image: CONRED
The pyroclastic flow observed from Alotenango. Image: CONRED
A relatively large pyroclastic flow (avalanche of hot debris and ash) descended from the volcano yesterday (18 May) morning at around 10:30 local time.
The unusual aspect is that it occurred during a phase of currently low activity with no active lava flow or intense explosive activity (as during the paroxysms). There seemed not to have been any precursor signs either.
The most likely cause should be a collapse of accumulated, unstable material from previous eruptions on the upper slopes, something that would not be too unusual to happen.
Previous news
Strombolian explosion at Fuego on 6 May 2016 (image: INSIVUMEH)
Sunday, May 08, 2016
Another paroxysm (the 7th in 2016) occurred during 6-7 May at the volcano and has now ended. ... [more]
Tremor and seismic signal from Fuego volcano this morning (INSIVUMEH)
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
The 6th paroxysmal eruption of the volcano in 2016 ended already this morning, after having lasted approx. 24 hours only. The volcano's activity returned to its typical style of intermittent weak to moderate strombolian explosions. ... [more]
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016
Activity summary 7-12 April / Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 6-12 April 2016: ... [more]

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016
Another paroxysm (the 6th this year so far) started last night at the volcano. Intermittent strombolian explosions merged into lava fountaining reaching 400 m height and increased lava effusion has been feeding a lava flow that had reached 2 km length into the Las Lajas ravine (SE side). ... [more]
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
After its latest paroxysm a few days ago, activity of the volcano has returned to normal levels with intermittent (one every few hours) weak to moderate-sized strombolian explosions. [more]

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.