- Posted September 13, 2012 by
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Volcán de Fuego
Antigua Guatemala Fuego's Volcano Eruption
Today’s eruption appears to be more serious than the May/2012 eruption and fears are that the eruption is growing, so Guatemalan officials have begun evacuating people living on the western slope of the volcano as a precaution.
Antigua Guatemala’s volcanic neighbors include Agua and Acatenango (both dormant) and Fuego which is famous for being almost constantly active at a low level. Fuego’s May eruption was an extraordinary event in which Fuego violently spewed lava, rock and ash - just as it is doing right now as I write this!
Only time will tell how serious this eruption will be, but perhaps Fuego’s past eruptions will give us a clue. Following are a few things - both interesting and disturbing – that I discovered about our volcanic neighbor: