Volcan de Fuego, Guatemala City

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Volcano · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Volcán de Fuego (Spanish pronunciation: [bolˈkan de ˈfweɣo]; Spanish for "Volcano of Fire", often shortened to Fuego) or Chi Q'aq' (Kaqchikel for "where the fire is") is an active stratovolcano in Guatemala, on the borders of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepéquez departments. It sits about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of Antigua, one of Guatemala's most famous cities and a tourist destination. It has erupted frequently since the Spanish conquest, most recently in June and November 2018.

Fuego is famous for being almost constantly active at a low level. Small gas and ash eruptions occur every 15 to 20 minutes, but larger eruptions are rare. Andesite and basalt lava types dominate, and recent eruptions have tended to be more mafic than older ones.
The volcano is joined with Acatenango and collectively the complex is known as La Horqueta.

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  • Move the volcano. Its at a very inconvenient in location. I will be starting a petition so that the Guatemala city will move this closer to the city. also my child fell in. Sad.  more »
  • Our visit to Guatemala was very short, but we could not leave the country without visiting Antigua. It is a small city, and worth of a visit!  more »
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  • Awe inspiring experience. It's an all day climb to get to 12,000 feet but well worth it. Amazing
  • We saw night lava flows last November and smoke/ash plumes this February. Pretty frigg’n rad!

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