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Guatemala's Fuego Volcano Threatens Again

Maybe for its violent history, Guatemala's Fuego volcano is being closely monitored Monday by experts since it is increasing its activity for the third time this year.

According to National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology of Guatemala (INSIVUMEH), the 3,763-meter above sea level volcano is on effusive eruption phase.

Despite this not dangerous yet condition, INSIVUMEH warns about the possibilities of an increase of the volcanic activity and that eruptions as those of May 19 and 25 are registered.

On the other hand, the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conrad) was forced to declare the orange alert, which is prior to the red one.

However, the activity in that volcano, located near the departments of Escuintla, Sacatepéquez and Chimaltenango, in the central southern region of the country, is high.

Authorities from those three departments are on yellow alert for any situation that can come up and continue constantly monitoring the volcano according to the parameters established by Conrad.




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