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Guatemala

Postby Beaver » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:08 am

Sounds worse than Hawaii. Too bad the forecast was wrong.

Guatemala volcano: Almost 200 missing and 75 dead
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44378775

"Tuesday's explosion took many by surprise after volcanologists said the eruption, which had sent ash up to 10km (33,000ft) into the sky on Sunday, was over for the near future. Eddy Sanchez, the head of Guatemala's National Institute of Seismology, had predicted "no imminent eruption over the next few days"...

Sunday's blast generated pyroclastic flows - fast-moving mixtures of very hot gas and volcanic matter - which descended down the slopes, engulfing communities including El Rodeo and San Miguel Los Lotes. Volcanologist Dr Janine Krippner told the BBC that people should not underestimate the risk from pyroclastic flows and volcanic mudflows, known as lahars."




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Re: Guatemala

Postby david cohen » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:57 pm

Antigua, the old colonial capital of Guatemala, is right there. I spent a week there back in 1979 and it was a wonderful city. This sucks.


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