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Eruption of Fuego volcano forces school closures, Orange Alert issued

Guatemalan authorities issued an Orange Alert for Fuego volcano after its first eruption of the year on February 1, 2018. Explosions at the volcano lasted 20 hours, generating pyroclastic flows and a column of ash up to 6 500 m (21 325 feet) above sea level. Ash...

February 02, 2018

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More than 15 000 affected as floods and landslides hit Guatemala

Heavy rain is affecting Guatemala since January 26, causing floods, landslides and damage. At least 15 200 people are affected and 258 evacuated. No fatalities or injuries have been reported. According to CONRED, as of January 31, 258 people were evacuated in Alta...

January 31, 2018

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New eruptive phase starts at Fuego volcano, ashfall reported

A change in the pattern of activity at Fugo volcano, Guatemala has been observed on December 10, 2017, developing into the 12th effusive eruption phase of the year. The Fuego Observatory reports moderately strong explosions which generate ash columns to a height of...

December 11, 2017

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Thousands affected, 5 dead as floods hit Central America

At least 5 people have been killed, several are missing and thousands were affected as two low-pressure centers brought heavy rain to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala over the past couple of days. Some areas received over 300 mm (11.8 inches) within 24...

October 28, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Selma" forms, threatens El Salvador and Guatemala

Tropical Storm "Selma" formed 09:00 UTC on October 27, 2017, off the coast of Nicaragua and El Salvador as the 18th named storm of the 2017 Pacific hurricane season. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the entire coast of El Salvador. Landfall is...

October 27, 2017

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Explosions at Fuego volcano ejecting ash up to 5 km (16 404 feet) a.s.l., Guatemala

Explosive activity at Guatemala's Fuego volcano is increasing over the past couple of hours, INSIVUMEH said in a special bulletin issued 16:00 UTC on October 5, 2017. The explosions are loaded with abundant ash that reaches a height of approximately 5 km (16 404...

October 06, 2017

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Powerful M6.8 earthquake hits near the coast of Guatemala

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit near the coast of Guatemala at 12:31 UTC (06:31 local time) on June 22, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). USGS issued...

June 22, 2017

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Large landslide kills at least 11 people in Huehuetenango, Guatemala

A large landslide caused by heavy rains hit Guatemala's municipality of San Pedro Soloma, department of Huehuetenango, at 05:30 (local time) on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, killing at least 11 people. According to CONRED, a part of a hillside collapsed, spilled onto...

June 20, 2017

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Powerful M6.9 earthquake hits Guatemala - Mexico border region

A powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Guatemala - Mexico border region at 07:29 UTC (01:29 local time) on June 14, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 111.5 km (69.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 105 km (65 miles). USGS issued...

June 14, 2017

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Strongest eruption since 2012 at Fuego, alert raised, pyroclastic flows, ashfall reported

Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted at 13:15 UTC on May 5, 2017, producing pyroclastic flows and ejecting thick volcanic ash cloud to an estimated altitude of 5 km (16 405 feet) above sea level. INSIVUMEH is describing it as one of the strongest eruptions in...

May 05, 2017

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Increased activity at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

Guatemalan Fuego volcano is exhibiting increased activity today, prompting authorities to restrict access to the volcano. In a special bulletin released April 21, 2017, INSIVUMEH reported an average of 5 to 7 weak to moderate explosions per hour which generate a...

April 21, 2017

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Drones collect measurements from a volcanic plume at Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala

A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge have collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks. During a ten-day research trip, the team...

April 11, 2017

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Increased activity at Fuego, ash up to 5.8 km (19 000 feet) a.s.l.

The activity at Guatemalan Fuego volcano continues with constant moderate explosions ejecting columns of ash and smoke up to 5 km (16 404 feet) above sea level and traveling more than 25 km to the NE, N, NE and E. Ashfall is reported in areas near Alotenango and San...

February 25, 2017

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Increase in activity at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano

A new lava flow has become active at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano over the past couple of days. This new cycle of lava flow activity is expected to continue in the coming days. The lava flow began to erupt from a fissure inside the large breach on the NE flank of...

February 15, 2017

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M6.2 earthquake hits off the coast of Guatemala

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit off the coast of Guatemala at 14:11 UTC on April 15, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 48.4 km (30.1 mi). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 45 km (27.9 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

April 15, 2016


Santa Maria eruption creates pyroclastic flows, ash to 6 km a.s.l., Guatemala

Guatemala's Santa Maria volcano erupted around 12:15 UTC on April 11, 2016, generating pyroclastic flows and sending ash up to 6 km (20 000 feet) above sea level. Volcanic ash at 4.2 km (14 000 feet) is 185 km (115 miles) west of summit while volcanic ash at 6...

April 12, 2016


Drought-stricken Guatemala faces widespread food shortage

The drought-stricken Guatemala, one of the poorest countries in Central America, is facing widespread hunger, as almost 1 million people have run out of their food supplies, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reported.The drought has hit farms across the reg

August 17, 2015

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Landslide forces 350 people to evacuate, Guatemala

A landslide caused by recent heavy rainfall, has prompted authorities to evacuate 350 people in the province of Chinautla, Guatemala on Saturday morning, July 11.The landslide completely destroyed 10 houses and moderately damaged further 11, according to the country'

July 14, 2015


Days of heavy rain, floods and deadly landslides across Central America

A slow moving low pressure system coming from the Caribbean Sea started affecting Nicaragua and surrounding countries on October 9th dumping record amounts of heavy rainfall. By October 20th, floods and landslides that followed claimed lives of more than 30 people throu

October 20, 2014


Activity intensifies at Guatemalan Fuego volcano

Guatemalan authorities reported yesterday that explosions at Fuego volcano intensified to moderate and strong. Gray columns of smoke and ash rose up to 4.5 km above sea level, moving 10 - 12 km southwest and northwest. Incadescent pulses remained at 200 meters above the

April 23, 2014


Increase in activity at Guatemalan Fuego volcano

Activity has increased at Guatemalan Fuego volcano over the last couple of days, INSIVUMEH reports. The number of explosions rose to 8 - 14 per hour and the strongest ones produce ash plumes rising more than 1 km above the summit, drifting

March 26, 2014


New eruptive phase started at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

A new phase of increased volcanic activity began today at Guatemalan Pacaya volcano. Authorities have issued an amber alert, the third highest - people must remain alert and be prepared to leave the area at short notice. The volcano shot plumes of ash and

March 02, 2014

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Very strong earthquake M 6.6 struck Guatemala/Mexico border region

A very strong earthquake measuring M 6.6 struck Guatemala/Mexico border region on September 7, 2013 at 00:13 UTC. USGS measured depth at 67 km (41.6 miles), EMSC at 114 km. Three aftershocks were recorded by USGS. Magnitude 5.4 hit seven minutes

September 07, 2013


Pyroclastic flows at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

A phase of increased lava flow activity occurred this morning at Fuego volcano, Guatemala, generating a series of pyroclastic flows that descended mostly on the southwestern side of the volcano. An ash plume rising as a by-product of the pyroclastic flows was...

September 02, 2013


Seismic activity increases at Pacaya, Guatemala

Latest reports from Guatemalan INSIVUMEH note that seismic and surface activity have increased during the past days and are characterized by the appearance of continuous tremor and more frequent strombolian explosions. This suggests a batch of fresh magma is

July 25, 2013


New lava flow started at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

According to the latest report by INSIVUMEH on July 12, 2013 a faint white plume rising 150 to 200 meters above the crater, dispersing westward and northwestward, has been observed at Fuego volcano, Guatemala. Eight explosions have been detected, ejecting grey

July 14, 2013


Strong explosions and ash emissions at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

According to the latest INSIVUMEH special volcanic bulletin on June 28, 2013 the eruptive pattern changes at Fuego volcano, Guatemala are generating vulcanian explosions, with higher concentrations of grey ash, producing a plume reaching 800 meters in height and moving

June 30, 2013


New activity observed at Guatemalan volcanoes - Explosions and lava flow at Fuego and degassing at Santiaguito

INSIVUMEH reported thirteen explosions being detected on June 17, 2013, at Fuego volcano, Guatemala. The explosions ejected incandescent material up to 125 meters in the air, and weak grey plumes 300 to 500 meters in height were seen above the crater. These

June 17, 2013


Degassing and lahar at Santiaguito volcano, Guatemala

INSIVUMEH reported on June 4, 2013 new activity at Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala. Strong degassing was observed at crater, producing a 300 meters high semi-thick column of white smoke, flowing in the northwest direction. On June 3, 2013 heavy rainfalls moved

June 05, 2013

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Increase in seismic activity and effusion type eruption at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

According to authorities the Pacaya volcano in Guatemala had small, effusion type, eruption on Thursday, May 30, 2013. The volcanic material was sent about 200 meters in the air. In a report published today INSIVUMEH states that Pacayá has

May 30, 2013


M 6.2 earthquake struck near Guatemala City, Guatemala

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake was registered 10 km (6 miles) ESE of Guatemala City, Guatemala on March 25, 2013 at 23:02:14 UTC. The epicenter was located 6 km (3 miles) NNW of San Jose Pinula and 7 km (4 miles) ENE of Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala at

March 26, 2013

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Explosions and ash columns at Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala

A small eruption cloud was observed at Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala on January 11, 2013. INSUVIMEH reported  explosions at cone crater, accompanied by steam plumes and fine ash columns up to 3300 meters,  moving west-southwest. 4 lava flows from the lava dome

January 12, 2013

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Pacaya volcano in Guatemala under close observation - 3 explosions recorded with ash up to 3 km

In a bulletin issued on December 28, 2012 by CONRED, three explosions have been recorded at the Pacaya volcano, Guatemala, with ash seen up to 3 km above sea level.  Experts advised that Pacaya's strombolian type of activity will continue in the coming days or weeks,

December 29, 2012


Strong M 6.5 earthquake offshore Guatemala

Strong earthquake initially registered as M 6.2, but later revised to 6.5, struck near coast of Guatemala at 22:15 UTC on November 11, 2012 according to USGS. The epicenter was  near Mexico-Guatemala border, 40 km (25 miles) SSE from Suchiate, Chiapas, Mexico and 60

November 11, 2012


Massive earthquake M 7.4 strikes Champerico, Guatemala

Massive and deadly earthquake with recorded magnitude 7.4 hit Guatemala on November 7, 2012 at 16:35 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 24 km (14 miles) S of Champerico, Guatemala and 61 km (37 miles) SSW of San Sebastian, Guatemala at

November 07, 2012


Eruption of Fuego volcano in Guatemala forced 33 000 people to evacuate

More than 33 000 people were forced to evacuate the area after another violent eruption of Guatemalan volcano Fuego. North and northeast winds forecasted for the weekend period would help to steer most of the smoke and ash from the eruption away from the city. ...

September 16, 2012


New eruption at Fuego volcano in Guatemala

Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego  erupted on the morning of September 13, 2012. According to the Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres ((CONRED), the eruption included ash emissions to the west, and a 500-meter (2,000-foot) long lava flow. CONRED

September 14, 2012

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Earthquake magnitude 6.0 struck offshore Guatemala

A strong earthquake with magnitude 6.0 struck offshore Guatemala on July 29, 2012 at 12:22 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 26 km (16 miles) SW of Ocos, Guatemala at 14.326°N, 92.352°W. Recorded depth was 35.3 km (21.9 miles). EMSC recorded

July 29, 2012


Guatemala’s Fuego volcano unleashes 2 km ash cloud

The Guatemalan geophysical survey SERNAGEOMIN reports increasing explosive activity from Fuego volcano, one of the country's most active volcanoes. Fuego was observed producing ash clouds reaching 1500-2000 m above the summit crater (at ca. 3600 m altitude) which

November 22, 2011


Hurricanes Irwin and Jova moving in Eastern Pacific, heading toward Mexico

Irwin became the eighth hurricane of the eastern pacific season early Friday morning, and could be quickly followed by Jova on Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)....IRWIN MOVING SLOWLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD...LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH DURING

October 08, 2011