Guatemala eruption kills 25, injures hundreds

The most violent eruption of Fuego volcano in more than four decades.

4 June 2018 – An estimated 25 people were killed and nearly 300 injured yesterday when Volcan de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) pumped out an 8-km (5-mile) river of red hot lava.

“It’s a river of lava that overflowed its banks and affected the El Rodeo village. There are injured, burned and dead people,” Sergio Cabanas, the general secretary of Guatemala’s CONRED national disaster management agency, said on radio.

Officials said the dead were concentrated in three towns: El Rodeo, Alotenango and San Miguel los Lotes.

“Unfortunately El Rodeo was buried and we haven’t been able to reach the La Libertad village because of the lava and maybe there are people that died there too,” said CONRED’s Cabanas.

Videos showed steaming lava flowing down streets and across cornfields.

The killer volcano, located about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of the capital, Guatemala City.

Considered one of Central America’s most active volcanoes, Volcan de Fuego blanketed nearby villages in soot and sent clouds of ash six miles into the sky.

Thanks to Benjamin Napier, Sonja Porter, Laurel and Vance for these links

5 thoughts on “Guatemala eruption kills 25, injures hundreds”

  1. AND, this is just the beginning.

    I have been mentioning the coming Global Cooling to anybody who can handle the subject. One thing I tell them is that this year’s winter was a warning and next year (in just 5 short months) is going to awaken many.

    If you live up North, be prepared to be house bound for WEEKS at a time. Stock up on food. Be prepared for NO transportation and no electricity.

    Be ready to live like it is 1818, because that is what the weather will be like.

    KRAKATOA coming to a rift near you……………..

  2. bit of kerfuffle starting as it seems the quake warning mob didnt see fit to order evacuations…and then the pyroclastic flows just swept down n flattened the towns below
    they had little chance poor souls

  3. Such a shame. Living next to an active volcano must get a person complacent about the real danger. You see it erupt a little here and there and pose no real threat. Then one day you get a large eruption.

    I pray the same fate doesn’t befall the Hawaiians.

  4. Yup, pyroclastic flows, combined with water to create lahar flows. Not exactly “red hot lava” flows, but likely even deadlier.

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