|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Central America

280 People Evacuated after Volcano Erupts in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY – At least 280 people were evacuated Thursday in Guatemala after the Fuego volcano, which is in a constant state of activity, erupted more strongly, the first such instance this year.

The National Disaster Reduction Coordinator said that besides the evacuees, some 46,000 people have been affected by the fall of ash in several villages in the provinces of Escuintla and Chimaltenango.

The Fuego volcano, located some 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the capital, presents a “Stromboli” eruptive profile which has obligated authorities to declare an orange institutional alert and a red alert in the town of Alotenango, where the passage of vehicles has been blocked along one of the local highways due to pyroclastic flows.

The 280 evacuees – according to Coordinator spokesman David de Leon – are students who were taken back to their homes after classes were suspended in Alotenango, Sacatepequez and Yepocapa, in Chimaltenango province.

The volcano – which is exhibiting “constant,” although moderate, explosions – is emitting a column of ash some 5,500 meters (18,000 feet) high, which has drifted more than 40 km (25 mi.) to the west and southwest.

The volcano, which is 3,763 meters high (about 12,340 feet), is located near the border of Escuintla, Chimaltenango and Sacatepequez provinces and is one of the most active of the 32 fire mountains in Guatemala.

The island of Stromboli is located north of Sicily and the three volcanoes on it have been in an almost continuous state of eruption for some 2,000 years.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved