Violent volcanic eruption near Guatemala city disrupts flights

Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2016

volcanic  GuatemalaFlights have been kept at bay as dramatic volcanic eruption at about 50 km from Guatemala City has been spewing columns of ash rain almost 7km (4m) into the sky along with lava.


Nearby communities have been asked to remain vigilant as no evacuations have been made till now.


The sounds of the volcano were as loud as a train locomotive sending strong explosions almost rattling roofs and windows 30 km away. Particulate matter was also falling in eight nearby towns. The eruption triggered in the last week but recent explosion have intensifies the eruption to make authorities think of taking immediate action on evacuation.


The volcano erupted 13 times last year and stands some 12,300 feet above sea level in south-central Guatemala. Last year in February the airport had to be closed due to powerful eruptions.

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