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Feb 13, 2015

04:30:23 GMT--Volcano Eruption - Middle-America - Guatemala

EDIS Number: VE-20150208-46912-GTM

Date / time: 08/02/2015 05:30:49 [UTC]

Event: Volcano Eruption

Area: Middle-America

Country: Guatemala

State/County: Sierra Madre

Location: [Fuego Volcano]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


The Fire Volcano in southern Guatemala exploded incandescent rock and ash over surrounding towns Saturday. David de Leon, spokesman for the national disaster preparedness office, said authorities had put area on alert, but no evacuations had been made so far. Karina Lopez, a resident of nearby Antigua, said ash mixed with a drizzle to reduce visibility and the volcano continued to rumble. The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction agency issued instructions urging people to take shelter, wear masks, cover water tanks and be aware of evacuation routes. Firefighters were standing by.The volcano sits on the border of the Guatemalan states of Escuintla, Sacatepequez and Chimaltenango. It has a height of 3,763 meters (12,346 feet) above sea level.

Event updates:

Situation Update No. 1 on 2015-02-08 at 08:39:13.

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