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THE Santiaguito volcano showered sand and ash on Monday over a large area of western Guatemala in an "unusual"' and "violent"' eruption, the national seismological institute said.
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.
The volcanic activity propelled gray ash more than 8300m into the air, and Conred advised civil aviation authorities to ban flying within 15km of the volcano.
Santiaguito's worst eruption occurred in 1929 when 2500 people were killed.
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
Originally posted by ShadowAngel85
reply to post by DocEmrick
It IS nothing special. Earth has around 120 quakes per year with 6.0-6.9 and around 18 with 7.0 to 7.9 and earth had years like 1944 with 40 earthquakes stronger than 7.0
Originally posted by Crossfate
Our mother planet "seems" a little bit irritable lately, regardless of the skewed statistics.
Either way who the hell really knows. You think you know? You don't, I don't. Just saying time will tell and we'll see if it gets really bad. That is definite...
However, when something big happens like yellowstone erupting or cali falling into the ocean I'm sticking with "this is not normal activity" 100%.
[edit on 27-4-2010 by Crossfate]