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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 (Guatemala): no significant change in activity has occurred since the last update

Thursday Feb 20, 2020 07:38 AM | BY: MARTIN

Explosion from Fuego volcano that generated an ash plume yesterday (credit: Carlos Garrido Twitter)
Explosion from Fuego volcano that generated an ash plume yesterday (credit: Carlos Garrido Twitter)
INSIVUMEH recorded 10-14 strombolian-type explosions per hour that generated a grey ash plume which reached approx. 14,760 ft-15,750 ft (4,500 m-4,800 m) altitude and drifted W and SW.
In addition, they recorded white plume that reached 13,780 ft (4,200 m) altitude and drifted W and SW.
Incandescence material is ejected to an approximate height of 100 m-200 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 20 February 2020
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