Pacaya Guatemala Volcano Eruption Video?

There was a volcano eruption in Guatemala. A state of emergency has been declared in Guatemala after the Pacaya volcano erupted and forced the international airport to close.
Did anyone die in the eruption?
Is there a video of the Guatemala Pacaya Volcano erupting?

asked by Doodle in Geography | 2689 views | 05-28-2010 at 05:15 PM

Hundreds of Guatemalans have been forced to flee their homes, amid an eruption by one of the country's most active volcanoes, the Pacaya.

State of Calamity is declared by President Alvaro Colom after Pacaya volcano started erupting lava and rocks on Thursday afternoon. The ash blanketed the Guatemala City forcing the closure of international airport for any in or out bound air traffic.

The burnt body of Guatemalan television journalist Anibal Archila was found near the volcano by a colleague, who said the reporter had been unable to escape the raining rocks and other projectiles thrown out in the eruption.

Video of the Pacaya Volcano Eruption.


Some 1,600 people have been evacuated from the slopes of the volcano, which stands 2,552m (8,372ft) above sea level about 15 miles south of the capital, Guatemala City.

Three children aged seven, nine and 10 have been reported missing in the area.

Experts said the volcano's activity decreased on Friday, but the government was still telling residents of the capital not to leave their homes unless there was an urgent need.

Two to three inches (Five to 7.5 centimeters) of ash accumulated on streets in some southern parts of the city, and officials imposed limits on trucks and motorcycles to help speed up traffic slowed by the ash.

The government urged residents not to leave their homes unless there was an urgent need.

There are 288 volcanoes in Guatemala, eight of which are active.

answered by Riley | 05-28-2010 at 05:18 PM

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