Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
30 Mar - 6 Apr 2019: Land of Theseus - Saronic Gulf (Greece)
2-17 May 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
4-11(12) May 2019: Fascination Volcano - Santorini Island (Greece)
4-12 May 2019: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
18-26 May 2019: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
25 May - 1 Jun 2019: Etna Discovery - Etna volcano (Italy)
7-12 Jun 2019: Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel - Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
15-30 Jun 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
8-23 Jul 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
3-18 Sep 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out

Support us?


Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation. Thank you!
Random pictures
Watch volcanoes live on our webcam and online data viewer tool!

 

Pacaya volcano (Guatemala): lava fountains, 3 people killed, Guatemala airport closed

Friday May 28, 2010 06:50 AM |

On the evening of 27 May, Pacaya volcano entered a phase of violent lava fountaining reaching an height of about 1 km, and an ash plume reaching about 3-4 km elevation drifting north-west towards the capital.
At least 3 people were killed in the eruption, two villagers and a journalist who tried to approach the crater and was hit by bombs. According to newspapers, at least 9 children are missing, more than 20 people injured and thousands fled their homes or were evacuated. Many buildings were damaged.
Authorities evacuated the National Park of Pacaya and nearby villages and declared the state of emergency for the region. The significant ash fall caused traffic chaos in Guatemala city and the international airport to be closed.
The intensity of the explosions declined later in the evening, but scientists warn that new violent phases could follow.
---
Links / Sources:
Previous news
Friday, Mar 19, 2010
If you like to meet some of our team, we invite you to visit us at the SALON DESTINATION NATURE (Randonnées & Volcans) travel show in Paris, PORTE de VERSAILLES, from 26-28 March. ... [more]
Saturday, Mar 06, 2010
We are happy to announce that visiting Nyiragongo is now again possible. With the help of EU money, the Virunga National Park has been reorganized and now open again, after a long pause due to the civil war. ... [more]
Santorini island (Nea Kameni volcano) (c) Tobias Schorr
Thursday, Jan 21, 2010
On February 26th our VOLCANODISCOVERY Team member Tobias Schorr will do a presentation about the Greek volcanic island of Santorini in Heidelberg. [more]
Friday, Jan 08, 2010
The VolcanoDiscovery team returned from an expedition to Guatemala, a country offering not only spectacular volcanic activity, wonderful landscapes, colorful villages and towns, friendly people, but also a perfect setting for a volcanological-geological study tour. ... [more]
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009
We now offer the popular program to Etna, Stromboli, Vulcano and Lipari (Eolian Islands) as a self-guided package in addition to group tour dates. [more]

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Text and images on this webpage are copyrighted. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.