A volcanic eruption at Guatemala’s Volcan de Fuego has sparked the evacuation of the area surrounding the peak on May 18, 2016.
The ash column reached 5,500 meters (18,000 feet) above sea level and “moderate” lava flow pours out of the mountain.
Nueva erupción del volcán de Fuego
Vistas desde la ciudad colonial pic.twitter.com/7rszIvhCE3
— Guatevisión (@Guatevision_tv) 18 mai 2016
Pictures from the area show large clouds of ash rising from the Volcan de Fuego also known as the “Volcano of Fire.”
This pyroclastic flow was accompanied by moderate rumble of the volcano.
At least one school has been evacuated in the municipality of Alotenango.
Look at these golfers standing directly in the path of the oncoming ash.
As if they were unconcerned about the smoke plumes billowing from the mountain heading their way.
Ashfall has been reported in the villages of El Rodeo, La Rochelle, Osuna, Panimache, Morelia, Sangre de Cristo and Yepocapa.
People should stay away of the canyon near the volcano.
On Wednesday, volcanologists also observed explosive activity at the Santa Maria volcano.