Volcano eruption in Guatemala
Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:44:37 PM
About 25,000 local residents were put on alert, but not (yet) evacuated.
The volcano peak is about 3,700 m above sea level. It is one of the most active of Guatemala's 33 volcanoes.
See Reuters at http://go.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=scienceNews&storyID=10698444&src=rss/scienceNews
Volcán de Fuego ("Volcano of Fire") is an active stratovolcano in Guatemala. It is about 65 km southwest of Guatemala's capital and close to the city of Antigua, Guatemala. It has erupted repeatedly since 1524. The volcano is famous for being almost constantly active at a low level. Smoke issues from its top daily, but larger eruptions are rare. The volcano is joined with Acatenango and collectively the complex is known as La Horqueta.
USGS has more on Guatemala Volcanoes at http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Guatemala/description_guatemala_volcanoes.html
(Find this one under Fuego)