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More than 260 000 affected as heavy rains hit Guatemala

At least five people have lost their lives and a total of 266 408 have been affected in Guatemala since the rainy season began in May, according to the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED). The latest fatalities were in Solola Department, where three...

June 15, 2021

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Severe weather affects more than 10 000 people in Guatemala

More than 10 000 people have been affected by floods and landslides across 8 departments of Guatemala from May 21 to 24, 2021. Around 200 homes were damaged, one person was injured, and hundreds of others were displaced. Days of heavy rain hit the departments of...

May 26, 2021

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M5.9 earthquake hits near the coast of Guatemala and El Salvador

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit near the coast of Guatemala and El Salvador at 08:45 UTC on May 12, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 46 km (28 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). The epicenter was...

May 12, 2021

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High level of activity continues at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

High level of activity-- including strong eruptions, ash emissions, and a new lava flow-- continue at Pacaya volcano in Guatemala, the National Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) reports. This new phase of increased activity came less than a week...

May 06, 2021

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Renewed activity, new lava flow at Pacaya volcano threatens nearby communities, Guatemala

The activity at Guatemalan Pacaya volcano switched from explosive to predominantly effusive on April 29, 2021, with two active lava flows -- one on the Southeast flank and the other on the Northwest. The new phase of increased activity comes less than a week after...

April 30, 2021

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Lava flow at Pacaya volcano heads toward inhabited areas, Guatemala

High-level effusive activity continues at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala with columns of abundant ash lasting from minutes to hours, reaching 3 km (9 850 feet) above sea level and traveling 7 km (4.3 miles) in a southerly direction on March 30. 2021. On March 29, the...

March 31, 2021

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Strong explosions at Pacaya volcano producing thick ash columns, Guatemala

Increased eruptive activity continues at the Guatemalan Pacaya volcano, with strong ash emissions and lava flows. Moderate to strong explosions continue at the volcano, generating thick ash columns up to 4 km (13 120 feet) above sea level, moving N, NE, and NW to a...

March 23, 2021

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Increased eruptive activity continues at Pacaya volcano, dense ash columns reported, Guatemala

Increased eruptive activity continues at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano with dense, dark ash columns, indicating that magma is pushing its way toward the surface. The volcano has been erupting since early February, posing risk to the surrounding communities. In a...

March 16, 2021

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Increased effusive activity and strong lava emission at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

Effusive activity at the Guatemalan Pacaya volcano increased on March 8, 2021, accompanied by strong lava emission and lava flows approximately 1.3 km (0.8 miles) in length. Authorities warned there is an increased probability of new lava flows generated on other...

March 09, 2021

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Increased eruptive activity at Pacaya volcano, heavy ashfall reported, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity is taking place at Guatemalan Pacaya volcano on March 3, 2021, with incandescent material ejected up to 500 m (1 640 feet) above the Mackenney crater, strong ash emissions and two new lava flows. The southwest flank now has three active...

March 03, 2021

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Increased explosive activity at Pacaya volcano, Alert Level raised to Yellow, Guatemala

Volcanic activity at the Guatemalan Pacaya volcano has increased over the past few days, prompting authorities to raise the Alert Level to Yellow. INSIVUMEH reported a significant increase in Strombolian activity with constant moderate and occasional strong...

February 10, 2021

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Increased activity with strong ashfall at Santiaguito volcano, Guatemala

Increased activity has been observed at Guatemala's Santiaguito volcano over the past couple of days, characterized by pyroclastic flows and strong ashfall which engulfed areas in Finca Montebello, Loma Linda, and San Marcos Palajunoj. Volcanic activity at the...

December 14, 2020

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At least 150 killed after Eta dumps extremely heavy rain on Guatemala, more than 170 across Central America

At least 150 people have been killed in Guatemala after heavy rain dumped by Tropical Cyclone "Eta" caused floods and landslides. As of Saturday, November 7, Eta is blamed for the deaths of more than 170 people across Central America. According to the...

November 06, 2020

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Increased activity at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

​A period of increased volcanic activity started at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano on Thursday, October 8, 2020, with intense Strombolian activity ejecting volcanic material up to 300 m (984 feet), ash emissions and at least 4 lava flows. Pacaya is a highly active...

October 09, 2020

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Frequent explosions at Fuego volcano, lahar warning issued, Guatemala

Frequent explosions continue at Fuego volcano, Guatemala accompanied by ash emissions up to 4.8 km (15 600 feet) a.s.l., ashfall in nearby communities and lahars. In 24 hours to 14:20 LT on October 6, the Fuego volcano observatory reported white fumarole with a...

October 07, 2020

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Deadly landslide hits San Marcos La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala

A destructive landslide caused by heavy rains struck the municipality of San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala's Solola region, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, destroying 8 homes and leaving at least 4 people dead, civil protection authorities confirmed Wednesday. CONRED...

October 07, 2020

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Hurricane "Nana" makes landfall in Belize

Hurricane "Nana" made landfall in a relatively sparsely populated area of Belize, between Dangriga and Placencia at 06:00 UTC on September 3, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph). Nana is the 5th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane...

September 03, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Nana" forms near Jamaica, forecast to make landfall in Belize

Tropical Storm "Nana" formed at 16:05 UTC on September 1, 2020, as the earliest 14th named storm in the Atlantic Ocean on record. The previous record was set by Nate on September 6, 2005. At the time it formed, Nana's center was about 195 km (120...

September 01, 2020

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Strong strombolian activity at Pacaya, new lava flows and blue fumaroles observed, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity continues at the Pacaya's Mackenney crater in Guatemala, the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) reports. The volcano is producing lava flows after several quiet days and ejecting...

July 21, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Pacaya, ash and lava flow observed, Guatemala

Strombolian activity continues at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano, with volcanic material spewed up to 100 m (328 feet) high, according to the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) on Monday, July 13, 2020. Lava flows...

July 13, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Amanda" hits Guatemala and El Salvador, leaving at least 11 people dead -- very heavy rain falling across Central America

Tropical Storm "Amanda" formed at 09:00 UTC on May 31, 2020, as the first named storm of the 2020 Pacific hurricane season. At the time, the storm was about 90 km (55 miles) south of Guatemala City, Guatemala. Just three hours later, Amanda made landfall...

May 31, 2020

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Days of heavy rain cause deadly floods and landslides in Guatemala

Heavy downpours over the weekend triggered floods and landslides in Guatemala, killing at least three people and causing buildings to collapse. The victims were said to be the first casualties of the rainy season in the country, which lasts from May to November. On...

May 13, 2020

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Strong strombolian activity continues at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity continues at Guatemalan Fuego volcano, with volcanic ash reaching up to 4 800 m (15 748 feet), according to the National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology of Guatemala (INSIVUMEH). Up to 14 moderate to...

March 05, 2020

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Strombolian explosions at Fuego volcano, ash up to 4.6 km (15 000 feet) a.s.l., Guatemala

Strombolian-type explosions continued at Fuego volcano, Guatemala into Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The eruptions ranged around five to 10 per hour, producing a gray ash plume that reached roughly 4 500 to 4 700 m (up to 15 000 feet) above sea level and drifted west...

February 04, 2020

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Strong strombolian activity at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity continues at Guatemala's Fuego volcano. According to the National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology of Guatemala (INSIVUMEH), strong explosions are recorded at regular intervals of nine to 18 per hour,...

January 08, 2020

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Hundreds displaced as heavy rains trigger deadly floods and landslides, Guatemala

Strong rains have triggered floods and landslides in Huehuetenango and Guatemala departments, destroying homes on October 30, 2019. At least 4 people have been killed and hundreds displaced. The bodies of the victims were identified as a father and his three...

November 06, 2019

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Large gustnado damaged two buildings in Solola, Guatemala

A large gustnado formed in Solola, Guatemala on February 13, 2019. Due to its large size and brownish color, the phenomenon was mistaken for tornado and quickly spread through social networks and media. According to Tiempo, the whirlpool quickly gained strength and...

February 16, 2019

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Increased volcanic activity at Fuego, lava flows likely, Guatemala

The eruption at Guatemala's Fuego volcano has increased over the past couple of days and authorities are now warning that lava flows could be generated in the days ahead. The volcano is generating weak, moderate and strong explosions at a rate of about 15 to 25...

January 23, 2019

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Increased activity at Fuego volcano prompts new evacuations, Guatemala

Guatemalan Fuego volcano entered its 5th eruptive phase of the year on November 18, forcing authorities to issue new evacuation advisories for people living around the volcano. At least 2 000 residents living in 10 communities near Fuego volcano were asked to...

November 19, 2018

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Fuego volcano enters new eruptive phase, Guatemala

Guatemalan Fuego volcano has entered its 4th eruptive phase of the year on November 6, 2018. The volcano experienced weak to moderate explosions, with ash plumes rising up to 4 800 m (15 700 feet) above sea level and traveling 12 - 15 km (7 - 9 miles) to the west...

November 07, 2018

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11 dead after flash floods and mudslides hit Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala

Heavy rain produced by two low pressure systems along Central America and the Caribbean affected Central American countries over the weekend, resulting in flash floods and mudslides across western Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the coast of...

October 09, 2018

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New pyroclastic flow at Fuego, death toll jumps to 109, nearly 200 missing, Guatemala

A new pyroclastic flow descended down the southeastern flank of Guatemala's Fuego volcano on June 5, 2018. Ash plume rose to approximately 6 km (20 000 feet) above sea level. The death toll from Fuego's eruption on June 3 reached 75 late June 5, with 192...

June 06, 2018

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Most violent eruption of Fuego volcano in 40 years, massive pyroclastic flows leave hundreds dead

A major eruption started at Guatemalan Fuego volcano around 16:00 UTC (10:00 local time) on June 3, 2018. The eruption ejected volcanic ash up to 10 km (32 800 feet) above sea level and produced massive lava and pyroclastic flows in its most violent eruption in more...

June 04, 2018

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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