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Volcán de Fuego (“Volcano of Fire”) is an active stratovolcano in Guatemala. It is close to the city of Antigua Guatemala. It has erupted frequently since the Spanish conquest. “Fuego” is famous for being almost constantly active at a low level. Smoke issues from its top daily, but larger eruptions are rare. On August 9, 2007 Fuego erupted spewing lava, rock and ash. Guatemala’s volcanology service reported that seven families were evacuated from their homes near the volcano. The volcano is joined with Acatenango and collectively the complex is known as La Horqueta. A new round of activity began on 19 May 2012, with lava flows and ejections of ash.[citation needed

Guatemala Tourism Antigua Fuego Volcano Explodes

Guatemala Tourism Antigua Fuego Volcano Explodes – One of Central America’s most active volcanoes spewed lava and plumes of ash that soared high in the sky on Saturday near Guatemala’s colonial-era capital of Antigua.

Authorities quickly diverted aircraft and closed sections of highway as black ash from Fuego volcano reached up to 16,400 feet above the crater.
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