Volcán de Fuego is such a teaser and show-off

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Volcán de Fuego's Constant Activity

Here’s your Spanish word of the day: Fuego or Fire.

Volcán de Fuego, Fuego Volcano is the most active stratovolcano in Guatemala. It sits about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala. It has erupted frequently since the Spanish conquest. In colonial times, the word Fuego was used by the Spaniards to mean active volcanoes. So, in colonial times we had Volcán de Fuego Pacaya, Volcán de Fuego Santiaguito and Volcán de Fuego. Fire Volcano is famous for being almost constantly active at a low level. Smoke fumaroles are expelled from its top daily, but larger eruptions are rare. On August 9, 2007 Fuego erupted spewing lava, rock and ash. Guatemala’s volcanology service reported that seven families were evacuated from their homes near the volcano. The Fuego volcano is joined with Acatenango and collectively the complex is known as La Horqueta. A new round of activity began on 19 May 2012, with lava flows and ejections of ash. Source for some of the information: Wikipedia.

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