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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: weak explosions, lava flows

Sat, 25 Aug 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
A weak steam and gas plume is rising from the crater steadily to 200 meters height and moving west. Weak explosions were observed, generating gray columns up to 400 m high, and drifting about 10 km to the west and northwest.
At night it was observed that the explosions had incandescent materials ejected up to 100 m above the crater. The explosions were accompanied by rumbling and degassing sounds like locomotive machines at intervals of 3-6 minutes. The lava flow toward Taniluya canyon reaches 200 meters in length, incandescent blocks detach from its front and roll down to reach the vegetation.
Previous news
Fri, 24 Aug 2012, 10:05
Current seismic signal from FG3 station (INSIVUMEH)
No larger explosions were observed at Fuego yesterday, but there is weak incandescence visible at the summit. ... read all
Thu, 23 Aug 2012, 10:05
An eruption of Fuego this afternoon
Activity has not changed since yesterday. Strombolian activity and two active lava flows about 400 m long are recorded. ... read all
Wed, 22 Aug 2012, 10:05
Heat sources at Fuego volcano showing the recent lava flows (MODIS, Univ. Hawai'i)
The lava flow towards barranca Taniluyá is 500 m long and a second flow towards the Cenizas canyon has a length of 600 m. Both produce constant avalanches of incandescent blocks tumbling down towards the vegetation line. read all
Tue, 21 Aug 2012, 10:05
Seismic signal FG3 station on 21 Aug (INSIVUMEH)
The lava flow towards the canyon Taniluyá has increased in length and now reaches 500 meters. From its front blocks detach and roll down to the edge of the vegetation. read all
Sun, 19 Aug 2012, 09:42
Explosive activity at Fuego has been diminishing a bit; INSIVUMEH only reported 4 weak explosions during the latest 24 hour summary, which produced ash plumes rising 400 m and drifting west. ... read all

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