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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 updates:

Fuego volcano (Guatemala) activity update: frequent moderate strombolian to vulcanian explosions

Friday Jun 21, 2019 16:33 PM | BY: T

Eruption of Fuego today (image: INSIVUMEH)
Eruption of Fuego today (image: INSIVUMEH)
Heat signals from Fuego volcano as detected with the MODIS sensor from satellite (image: MIROVA)
Heat signals from Fuego volcano as detected with the MODIS sensor from satellite (image: MIROVA)
During the past months, the activity has been relatively steady and intense, characterized by frequent strombolian to vulcanian-type explosions at rates of 10-20 per hour typically.
Incandescent material is often ejected to several 100 m height and produces small glowing avalanches on the upper slopes. During 15-18 June, occasional larger avalanches were observed to travel long distances (reaching vegetated areas) down Seca (W), Taniluyá (SW), Ceniza (SSW), Trinidad (S), El Jute (SE), Las Lajas (SE), and Honda ravines.
Ash plumes rose as high as 1.1 km above the crater rim and drifted 10-25 km in various directions. The explosions often produce shock waves that rattle windows and doors of houses in nearby communities.
Ashfall was reported in several areas downwind including Santa Sofía (12 km SW), Morelia (9 km SW), Panimaché I and II (8 km SW), Sangre de Cristo (8 km WSW), and El Porvenir (8 km ENE).
(partially from: Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 12-18 June 2019)

Change in activity style?
Interestingly, Fuego recently longer shows its marked rhythmic behavior which had characterized much of the past years' activity at the volcano: steady, but mostly mild explosive activity, regularly (every 3-4 weeks on average) interrupted by phases of gradually increasing activity culminating in short (1-2 days), but very violent lava-fountaining phases (paroxysms).
Previous news
Satellite image of Fuego volcano on 19 Jun 2019
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 16000 ft (4900 m) altitude or flight level 160 . ... [more]
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 . ... [more]
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 . ... [more]

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