The eruption of the volcano Santiaguito in Guatemala


Heavy rains in recent days in Guatemala have generated strong lahars (mud flows) across the river, Nimes, taking with them the volcanic debris from the recent eruption of the volcano Santiaguito.

Rapid hot flow had reached a width of 30 m and hit units up to 50-70 cm in diameter, breaking trees in its path.

The volcano Santiaguito is located in the Department of Quetzaltenango in Western Guatemala. Santiaguito is one of 33 active volcanoes of the country and along with the Pacaya, Fuego and rages the hardest. Local authorities are on alert, and residents are warned about the dangers of the volcano.

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