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article imageGuatemala volcano eruption forces 1000's of evacuations (updated)

By Anne Sewell     Sep 13, 2012 in World
Guatemala City - Around 33,000 people were evacuated in five communities in Guatemala's capital city on Wednesday due to Volcano of Fire eruption. (Photo update).
According to seismologists, the 3,763-meter (12,346-foot) high volcano is billowing our lava and ash nearly 600 meters (2,000 feet) into the sky. They further say that explosions have been coming from the volcano.
The Volcan de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) is located close to the Guatemalan tourist center of Antigua and is one of Central America's most active volcanoes, according to the Smithsonian Institute's Global Volcanism Program.
The last known eruption was in 2011.
Friday morning update:
Authorities have recommended air traffic controllers re-route or suspend flights in the vicinity of the Fuego volcano in case the altitude of discharged ash reaches 1,500 metres.
Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego)  Guatemala
Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego), Guatemala
Ron Kelly
Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego)  Guatemala
Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego), Guatemala
Ron Kelly
More photos can be seen here and will be regularly updated.
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