Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala - John Seach

Pacaya volcano, Guatemala erupted yesterday. Guatemala's President declared a state of "calamity" in two provinces and opened emergency shelters to accommodate over 1,700 residents who were evacuated. More than 65 people were injured, some people are missing, and hundreds of houses damaged by the eruption which sent stones and ash over a wide area. The international airport at Guatemala City was to remain closed for 20 hours. The runway was covered by 2.5 cm of volcanic ash.
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