Sergio Emilio Montúfar Codoñer in Guatemala wrote:
… we were close enough to see the lava and the impressive sound and the strong activity displayed this night.
Volcán de Fuego has erupted frequently since the Spanish conquest and has been continuously active since 1999. Typical activity includes dozens of small-scale explosive eruptions each day. It sits about 9.9 miles (16 km) to the west of Antigua, Guatemala, and – as you might guess – is one of Guatemala’s most famous tourist attractions. Here’s a webcam.
Thank you, Sergio!
Bottom line: A photo of the ongoing, very active eruption of stratovolcano Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala.
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