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Fuego Volcano, Guatemala
Fuego (left) and Acatenango are two of several paired volcanoes in Guatemala.
Southward-younging volcanism constructed these two large stratovolcanoes and flank vents perpendicular to the trend of the Guatemalan volcanic front.
The chemistry of lavas also varied progressively from dominantly andesitic at Acatenango to increasingly basaltic at Fuego.
Activity from the Pleistocene-Holocene Acatenango has continued only sporadically into historical time, but Fuego is one of the most active volcanoes in Guatemala, with about 60 historical eruptions.
PHOTO SOURCE: Lee Siebert 1988, courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, used with permission.
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