Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Large Ash Eruptions from Volcanoes Fuego and Santiaguito

The Institute of Seismology, Volcanology and Meteorology (INSIVUMEH) reported that the volcanoes of Fuego and Santiaguito have been throwing up large amounts of ash, and alerted aviation and the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction to take precautions.

The two giants volcanoes are producing loud explosions and throwing incandescent material and steam. Columns of ash from Santiaguito are reaching 600 to 700 meters in height, and scatter about 8 to 12 miles away.

Around the Volcan de Fuego the village of Sangre de Cristo is having problems with the ash causing contamination of drinking water and food.

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