Guatemala volcano roars back to life

October 7, 2015

A volcano near the Guatemalan capital roared back to life on Wednesday, spewing ash high into the air, disaster safety officials said.

The Fuego volcano, which is just 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Guatemala City and its population of one million people, coughed out gas and ash 4,800 meters above sea level.

Despite at least two lava flows, Alejandro Maldonado, secretary of the disaster reduction office CONRAD, said the so-called “Fire Volcano” was not yet sufficiently dangerous to justify the evacuation of nearby villages.

Experts say the volcano — one of the most active in Central America — may become increasingly violent in the coming hours and could affect air traffic.

In February, a powerful eruption at Fuego forced authorities to declare an alert and close the airport in the capital.

You may be interested

A mouthwatering dessert, north by northwest
Plato del Día
515 views
Plato del Día
515 views

A mouthwatering dessert, north by northwest

The Tico Times - January 16, 2018

Hungry for a chocolate fix? This mouthwatering organic mousse at Cala Luna Boutique Hotel's restaurant will do the trick. Its…

How I built my Costa Rican dream home: Brasilito, Guanacaste
Real Estate
1572 views
Real Estate
1572 views

How I built my Costa Rican dream home: Brasilito, Guanacaste

Elizabeth Lang - January 16, 2018

BRASILITO – Building a dream home is a difficult task wherever you are – starting with finding the perfect site, the…

Latin America could feed the world, says IICA chief
Latin America
468 views
Latin America
468 views

Latin America could feed the world, says IICA chief

AFP - January 16, 2018

Latin America has the agricultural potential to guarantee world food security, Manuel Otero, the newly elected director of the Inter-American Institute…