It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
The Santiaguito volcano showered sand and ash on Monday over a large area of western Guatemala in an "unusual" and "violent" display, the national seismological institute said. The institute said winds were carrying the ash in a northeasterly direction from the 2,500 metre (7,500 foot) high volcano in the province of Quetzaltenango, 206 kilometres west of the capital. The ash plume spread across six provinces, raising fears of damage to crops, the institute said while classes were suspended at schools in three provinces. Advertisement: Story continues below Santiaguito's worst eruption occurred in 1929 when 2500 people were killed.
The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conrad) has raised its alert to orange building (prevention) due to activity from 0650 local time today (12.50 GMT) introduced Santiaguito volcano in Quetzaltenango department, "said that institution in a statement, Reuters said. According to the report of the Unit of Research and Geophysical Services of the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (Insivumeh), the Junior "maintains a period of eruptions" that has generated abundant flows of volcanic ash explosions. These explosions have raised "gray ash columns 27 300 feet (8323 meters) above sea level direction was Palajunoj communities and Loma Linda, the department of Quetzaltenango, about 200 kilometers west of the capital. The authorities have recommended to suspend classes in schools of the area concerned neighbors and caution to avoid inhaling the ash, which they can cause serious health damage. The Conrad also recommended that the Civil Aeronautics Directorate avoid flying around the volcano within a radius of ten miles to prevent accidents. The Junior, located seven miles east of the city of Quetzaltenango and at an altitude of 2,250 meters above sea level, was established early last century as a result of a strong eruption of Santa Maria, whose skirts formed. Although the last eruption of this volcano, regarded as a strong case in July 1922, since then it is common to see clouds of smoke over the crater.
Originally posted by star in a jar
reply to post by warpcrafter
I believe the worst occured 70 thousand years ago when the volcano Toba blew up and in the years ahead of famines and such, humanity was reduced down to what, a hundred or less of breeding pairs?