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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: PYROCLASTIC FLOWS

Friday Jun 08, 2018 10:45 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX20 at 10:35 UTC, 08/06/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180608/1033Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: FUEGO
342090
PSN: N1428 W09052

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 12346 FT [3763
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/434

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. CIMSS
VOLCAT.
INSIVUMEH.

ERUPTION DETAILS: PYROCLASTIC FLOWS

OBS VA DTG:
08/1000Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS
SFC/FL190 090/10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 08/1600Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR:
08/2200Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 09/0400Z

RMK: THE VO RPRTD IN THAT
SHORT-LIVED PYROCLASTIC
FLOWS HAVE OCCURRED RESULTING IN VA CLD TO
FL190.
NO VA SEEN IN STLT IMAGERY DUE TO EXTSV WX CLD.
VA FCST TO MOV
TWD THE WEST. ...TURK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20180608/1630Z

Previous news
The special bulletin about the new pyroclastic flow on Fuego yesterday
Wednesday, Jun 06, 2018
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. ... [more]
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]

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