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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Magnitude 5.8 - Guatemala

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck the country of Guatemala at a depth of 39.4 km (24.5 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (32 miles) SE of  Guatemala City, 74 km (45 miles) WNW of Santa Ana, El Salvador (14.332°N, 90.142°W). The 5.8 magnitude

September 20, 2011

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Strong rains and flash floods battered Guatemala

Authorities in Guatemala on Friday declared a red alert in the Santa Rosa department east of the capital after recent strong rains and flash floods left seven dead.The Center of Emergency Operations, which provides necessary aid to affected populations, is

August 27, 2011

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Tropical storm Dora becomes 4th Pacific hurricane of the season

Tropical storm Dora, the fourth named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, strengthened off the coast of Central America on Monday. The storm, with winds of about 95 kph, could reach hurricane strength on Tuesday but is not forecast to make a direct hit on land and

July 19, 2011

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Guatemala: Alert in Two Areas for Volcanic Activity

Guatemalan departments of Quetzaltenango and Retalhuleu were declared this Friday in yellow alert due to the increased activity of the volcano Santiaguito . According to the National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology of Guatemala

May 07, 2011

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Santa Maria erupts, pyroclastic flows detected, Guatemala

Explosions from Santa María's Santiaguito lava dome complex produced ash plumes that rose 800 m above the Caliente dome and drifted SW during March 2 - 3. Two pyroclastic flows were also detected. Ashfall was reported in multiple areas downwind. Based on...

March 10, 2011