Pic of the day: volcano Fuego, Guatemala

The Fuego volcano has been in near constant activity for the past century. This activity mainly consists of smoke and small lava flows, but some vigorous historical eruptions have been recorded since 1524 and have produced major ash falls, pyroclastic (a fast-moving (up to 700 km/h) current of hot (1,000 °C) gas and rock) and lava flows. The last major explosive eruption from Fuego took place in 1974.


The perfect cone of the Fuego volcano, Guatemala



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