Guatemala’s Fuego volcano emits massive ash cloud closing airport

May 19, 2012 GUATEMALAGuatemala’s Fuego volcano belched burning lava and black ash into the sky early Saturday, leading the government to issue an airplane advisory and close section of highway. The volcano, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of the capital, erupted about 2:45 a.m. (0745 GMT), spewing a column of ash up to 16,400 feet (5,000 meters) above the crater and launching burning red lava nearly 1,300 feet (400 meters) high. The national emergency commission issued an advisory, warning plane not to fly within a 25-mile (40 kilometer) radius of the volcano. The La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City remained open. The commission also closed two stretches of highway threatened by lava flows that reached the base of the mountain. Guatemala’s four active volcanoes have a history of causing shut downs. In 2010, an explosion at the Pacaya volcano about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Guatemala City coated the city in a thick layer of black ash and rock, forcing hundreds of families to evacuate and closing the international airport. –Reuters
The volcano last erupted in February 2012
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7 Responses to Guatemala’s Fuego volcano emits massive ash cloud closing airport

  1. industrial87 says:

    Yes, that’s Fuego volcano it’s amazing!


  2. ONTHEMARK55 says:

    I was wondering, is there any evidence or stat’s that volcanic and/or earthquake activity is more frequent in the spring?


  3. Garth Colin Whelan says:

    What’s this now? #54? 55?


  4. Jennie says:

    There’s more to come. I’m not in an area that has been affected by earthquakes or volcanos but we have experienced extreme weather conditions. I’ve decided to grow my own veg. With all that’s going on around the world, ecomonomically and naturally resources will become scarce. It’s not a case where we should become scared, but learn from it and do what we can to help ourselves and those around us.


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