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Fuego, one of Central America's most active volcanoes, is one of three large stratovolcanoes overlooking Guatemala's former capital, Antigua. It typically has strombolian activity and sometimes phases of intense lava fountaining, producing tall ash plumes and dangerous pyroclastic flows.
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 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
Satellite image of Fuego volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Fuego volcano news & eruption update
Fuego volcano (Guatemala): increasing activity
Monday Jan 09, 2017 16:09 PM | BY: T
Heat signal from Fuego volcano (MIROVA)
Activity at the volcano is increasing again and the volcano might be heading towards another paroxysm.
INSIVUMEH's volcano observatory reported an average of 10 strombolian-type explosions per hour, with incandescent jets reaching approx. 120 m and ash plumes that rise up to 1000 m and drift 10 km before dissipating.
Unfortunately, both webcams pointed towards Fuego are at the moment offline, but the thermal signal is strong and shows a clear trend towards increasing activity. There was no mention of a lava flow in the latest report from the observatory.
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