Lonely Planet Writer

Multiple eruptions at Guatemala’s Fire Volcano

Volcán de Fuego, located southwest of Antigua, has erupted multiple times since Friday night, when it released lava flows down the southeastern flank of the peak and a number of exploding “bombs” from the summit vents.

Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala.
Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala. Image by Tomas C C / CC BY 2.0

Since then, activity has increased as the volcano produced moderate to strong explosions on Monday. There have been reports of ash fall in neighboring towns such as Panimache, Santa Sofía, Morelia, Santa Lucía, El Porvenir and Osuna. While residents have not yet been evacuated from the area, the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction has recommended a state of alert.

Read more in Spanish at prensalibre.com and in English at volcanodiscovery.com