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Guatemala residents are on alert as the Santiaguito volcano (Santa  María) dumped plumes of smoke and ash over nearby communities, coating cars and houses in grey dust.

The volcano, about 141 miles (227 km) from Guatemala City in western Guatemala, erupted today “very strong,” with the release of smoke and ash at high altitudes, so air traffic has been restricted in the area.

The director of the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (Insivumeh), Eddy Sanchez, reported that the sand and volcanic ash is dispersed within at least a 4 kilometers radius of the volcano.

“There is a crater collapse, pyroclastic flows, and notice has already been given to Civil Aviation to restrict air operations in that region.”

Sanchez said the eruption of Santiaguito will last for several hours and urged people to stock up surrounding drinking water because the sand and volcanic ash can contaminate streams.

The sand and ash can also affect coffee plantations, Sanchez added.

See video:
http://nz.finance.yahoo.com/video/guatemala-volcano-erupts-045822707.html

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3 Responses to Santiaguito Volcano Erupts in Guatemala

  1. TomO says:

    It appears that Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, is in full eruption as well, with about 3 days or so of growing activity. It is a high latitude volcano that has a higher potential, I think, of effecting northern hemispheric cooling, since it’s ash column is extending to 33,000 ft – very high for a high latitude volcano.

  2. Laurel says:

    Noooooo not the coffee!!!
    sounds like a decent sort of kaboom, no mention elsewhere so far, typical really.

  3. F. Guimaraes says:

    Hi Robert, Have you seen the news about the Antarctic icecap? It has just completed one straight year of positive anomaly, here is Steven Goddard thread:
    http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/12-straight-months-of-above-normal-antarctic-sea-ice/#comment-162677
    This is an important historic fact because of its meaning to understand our present climate conditions worldwide and also where we’re heading from now on.
    Of course, we’ll “hear the crickets” on the MSM about it, but the fact is that the Antarctic SST anomaly has been steadily decreasing for 30+ years now,
    http://westernusawx.info/forums/index.php?showtopic=33725&view=findpost&p=612746
    and physics tells us that where there is colder weather/colder oceans there will also be more snowfall and ice… but the warmists don’t like this part very much.
    Keep up the good work my friend!


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