Guatemala’s Santiaguito volcano sends 16,400-feet-high ash plume into air
The Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala’s western highlands has sent a column of ash into the air that went as high as 5,000 meters (over 16,400 feet), Tn8 TV reports.
Victor Quintanilla of Guatemala’s National Disaster Reduction Coordination Agency (Conred) said they are monitoring the areas near the volcano and recommended that local residents keep food and water containers covered, as the ash will spread across nearby areas.
"The volcano had about 15 days of not having an activity of this magnitude and neighbors were alarmed, no emergency was reported," Quintanilla said as quoted by Tn8 TV on Friday.
According to Conrad, the Santiaguito volcano has gone through 58 eruptive phases this year.