The 2,500-meter (8,200-foot) volcano that lies 25 km the south of Guatemala City has been erupting for 50 days, damaging plantations, destroying buildings, roadways, trees, vegetation – everything in the lava’s path.
Geldingadalur Volcano Eruption (May 15, 2021)
To put this in perspective, that’s as high as the Chrysler building in New York City; as high as the Eiffel Tower in Paris; higher (by 10 stories) than the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco.
Has anyone heard about what has happened since?
Considered the largest eruption in the Caribbean in at least 250 years. And yet another strong explosion at the volcano occurred at 06:16 local time yesterday morning (16 Apr)
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Explosive eruption follows yesterday’s order for 100,000 residents in the southern Caribbean to evacuate
“The massive mid-ocean ridge system is a continuous range of underwater volcanoes that wraps around the globe like seams on a baseball, stretching nearly 65,000 kilometers (40,390 miles),” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The long-dormant Iceland Fagradalsfjall volcano may not look very impressive during daytime hours, but at night, you can see that its still going strong.
The latest explosion, which occurred overnight between 23 and 24 March, lasted twice as long as usual and happened after a brief four-day hiatus.