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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): new pyroclastic flow with ash plume to 6 km altitude on Tuesday 5 June 2018

Wednesday Jun 06, 2018 10:29 AM | BY: T

The special bulletin about the new pyroclastic flow on Fuego yesterday
The special bulletin about the new pyroclastic flow on Fuego yesterday
Fuego volcano seen from the SW side yesterday (INSIVUMEH webcam)
Fuego volcano seen from the SW side yesterday (INSIVUMEH webcam)
Another pyroclastic flow descended on the SE flank yesterday at 14:10 local time (5 June), following the same path (through the Las Lajas and El Jute drainages) as the catastrophic one on Sunday that claimed many lives.
The associated ash plume rose to approx. 6 km altitude but quickly dissipated. No particular seismic precursor was noted prior to the new event, which likely was not caused so much by eruption of new lava but more likely mostly by a slide of accumulated deposits and/or collapse of the deep ravine's walls in the upper volcano's cone left by the flow on Sunday.
Similar avalanches can probably be expected to occur in the near future as well and the areas near the valleys draining from the volcano, especially on its SE side should be avoided in a wide corridor.
Previous news
Satellite image of Fuego volcano on  6 Jun 2018
Wednesday, Jun 06, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
The canyon on the SE side filled with ash deposits from the pyroclastic flow at Fuego (image: CONRED)
Tuesday, Jun 05, 2018
More details slowly emerge about Sunday's deadly eruption, which now ranks as the largest of the volcano since 1974. The national disaster mitigation agency CONRED gave the official number of fatalities as 25 (as of yesterday) while from other sources it seems that clear there were far more, at least 60+, lives lost in this eruption. ... [more]
Monday, Jun 04, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Pyroclastic flow from Fuego yesterday (user-submitted photo, author unknown)
Monday, Jun 04, 2018
A strong eruptive phase (paroxysm) occurred at the volcano yesterday (Sun 3 June). Lasting for about 16-17 hours until the evening, it generated ash clouds reaching up to 10 km, which drifted into westerly directions for more than 40 km, lava flows descending on the flanks, heavy ash fall in nearby areas and secondary mud flows triggered by strong rainfall. ... [more]
Sunday, Jun 03, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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