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Volcano hazards at Fuego and Acatenango, Guatemala

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Volcano hazards at Fuego and Acatenango, Guatemala; 2001; OFR; 2001-431; Vallance, J. W.; Schilling, S. P.; Matías, O.; Rose, W. I.; Howell, M. M.

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The Fuego-Acatenango massif comprises a string of five or more volcanic vents along a north-south trend that is perpendicular to that of the Central American arc in Guatemala. From north to south known centers of volcanism are Ancient Acatenango, Yepocapa, Pico Mayor de Acatenango, Meseta, and Fuego. Volcanism along the trend stretches back more than 200,000 years. Although many of the centers have been active contemporaneously, there is a general sequence of younger volcanism, from north to south along the trend. This massive volcano complex towers more than 3500 meters (m) above the Pacific coastal plain to the south and 2000 m above the Guatemalan Highlands to the north. The volcano complex comprises remnants of multiple eruptive [...]

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