New Volcán de Fuego eruption in Guatemala

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Published on 14 March 2022

The Volcán de Fuego, located between the departments of Sacatepéquez, Escuintla and Chimaltenango, in the centre-south of Guatemala, is the most active of the three volcanoes in the country. In June 2018, a violent eruption took place, and resulted in 300 causalities and the destruction of surrounding villages, leaving thousands of people homeless.

Recently, its activity has considerably increased, forming a flow of lava streaming towards nearby settlements, as confirmed by the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) of Guatemala. The lava flow is visible on this image, acquired by one of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites on 10 March 2022, only a few days after the CONRED official announcement.

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