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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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Fuego volcano news & eruption updates:

Fuego volcano (Guatemala): ongoing strombolian activity at moderately high levels

Tuesday Feb 04, 2020 09:44 AM | BY: MARTIN

Incandescence from Fuego volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Incandescence from Fuego volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
INSIVUMEH recorded 5-10 strombolian-type explosions per hour that generated a grey ash plume which reached approx. 14,760 ft-15,410 ft (4,500 m-4,700 m) altitude and drifted W and SW.
In addition, they recorded white plume that reached 14,100 ft (4,300 m) altitude and drifted W and SW.
Incandescence material is ejected to an approximate height of 100m-300 m above the crater with moderate to strong avalanches.
Lava flows on the Seca Canyon remain active.
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 4 February 2020
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