Volcanic eruption in Guatemala, June 2018
04 Jun 2018
Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted suddenly on Sunday, June 3, 2018. The volcano sits about 30 miles southwest from Guatemala City. The massive eruption lasted more than16 hours, spewing ash and lava for miles and killing at least 62 people. The lava flow of this eruption is classified as pyroclastic, which is defined as “high-density mix of hot lava blocks, pumice, ash and volcanic gas.” The destructive flow is not only hot and powerful, but fast -often moving at speeds more than 50mph. The majority of reported fatalities are from El Rodeo, a village that was overcome by the lava flow.
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