Last Updated: Monday, March 3, 2014

Powerful explosion at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano spews lava, ash


Powerful explosion at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano has prompted the authorities to consider the evacuation of some 3,000 people of El Rodeo and Patrocinio, BBC has written quoting the Pacaya National Park director, Humberto Morales.

Ash clouds have been seen reaching a height of at least 4 km Sunday afternoon.

This is what the Pacaya National Park director, Humberto Morales told

We are assessing with the National Disaster Management Centre (Conred) whether we will need to evacuate the 3,000 people who live in the villages of El Rodeo and Patrocinio

Flights have been diverted from the area.

Pacaya is a popular tourist attraction located 30 kilometers southwest of Guatemala City.

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 2, 2014