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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
 

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Fuego volcano (Guatemala): 16th paroxysm in 2016 in progress

Wednesday Dec 21, 2016 21:26 PM | BY: T

Pyroclastic flow this morning at Fuego volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Pyroclastic flow this morning at Fuego volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Fuego's eruption through the clouds, last night seen on Landsat 8 (image via Rüdiger Escobar Wolf ‏@rudigerescobar / twitter)
Fuego's eruption through the clouds, last night seen on Landsat 8 (image via Rüdiger Escobar Wolf ‏@rudigerescobar / twitter)
Heat signal from Fuego volcano showing the rythmic pattern of paroxysms in 2016 (MIROVA)
Heat signal from Fuego volcano showing the rythmic pattern of paroxysms in 2016 (MIROVA)
The 16th paroxysm of the volcano (violent episode with lava fountaining and lava flow emission) in 2016 has started.
Activity gradually increased during the past days and new lava flows have started to descend the SE and SW flanks. Collapsing parts of the lava emplaced on the upper slopes has generated pyroclastic flows that were about 300 m wide and reached up to approx. 3500 m length, generating dense ash plumes of 1-2 km height.
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