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Volcanoes Erupt In Ecuador And Guatemala

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Two volcanoes, Pacaya in Guatemala and Tungurahua in Ecuador, have both been erupting for several days. Guatemala, which has seen 10 deaths due to its volcano, has seen the worst devastation thus far, prompting President Alvaro Colom to declare a "state of calamity" and close La Aurora International Airport funtil at least this Wednesday.

One of those killed was a television reporting who was hit by projectile debris while covering the eruption.

Mother nature isn't allowing Guatemala to catch a break. Tropical Depression Agatha, which is packing quite a bit of punch, has just hit the country.

Meanwhile back in Iceland, experts are still concerned that Katla might still blow its top.

Video of Pacaya's eruption, as well as a CNN report, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. Good thing for Towleroad as I am nearby and didn't know about this.

    Posted by: castaway | May 30, 2010 3:31:12 PM


  2. Fortunately the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador is not dangerous to its surrounding inhabitants and has even become a wonderful attraction for visitors and locals.

    Posted by: Zuri | May 30, 2010 8:05:19 PM


  3. And in other news....Guatemala is spelled with an "e". Gracias :)

    Posted by: John Colhouer | May 30, 2010 8:33:27 PM


  4. Volcanoes are nature's fireworks - it's tragic that people died in the Guatemala eruption and that it was followed so quickly by a tropical storm. We can only send our best thoughts and prayers to the people living there.

    Posted by: galapagosonline | Jun 3, 2010 12:47:00 AM


  5. Witnessing of volcanic eruptions might be so scary.

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  6. WOw there is shared by you is very beautiful with pictures and videos. i really appreciate.

    Posted by: Galapagos trip reservation | Feb 5, 2013 8:41:12 AM


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