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Stratovolcano 3,763 m / 12,346 ft
Guatemala, 14.47°N / -90.88°W
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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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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)
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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