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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): ongoing strombolian activity at moderately high levels

Wednesday Jan 08, 2020 09:20 AM | BY: MARTIN

Lava flow towards the Seca Canyon from the summit crater visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Lava flow towards the Seca Canyon from the summit crater visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
INSIVUMEH recorded strong strombolian-type explosions at regular intervals of 9 to 18 per hour that reached 14,760 ft - 15,740 ft (4,500 m - 4,800 m) altitude and drifted SW.
In addition, they recorded white plume which reached approx. 13,770 ft (4,200 m) altitude and drifted SW.
Incandescence material is ejected to an approximate height of 300 m above the crater with moderate to strong avalanches.
Lava flows on the Seca Canyon remain active, currently about 200 m long.
Ashfall was reported in several areas downwind including Santa Sofía (12 km SW), Morelia (9 km SW), Panimaché I and II (8 km SW), Finca Palo Verde, San Pedro Yepocapa (8 km NW), Sangre de Cristo (8 km WSW), and El Porvenir (8 km ENE).
This is due to ongoing strombolian activity from the summit vent.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 8 January 2020
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Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019
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Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019
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Monday, Dec 30, 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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