Articles tagged "guatemala"

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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

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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