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The Extinction Protocol

March 2014GUATEMALAGuatemala authorities say the Pacaya volcano near Guatemala City has shot plumes of ash and vapor 2.3 miles (3.7 kilometers) high, while spewing glowing-hot rock. The eruption early Sunday is the latest round of activity at the scenic volcano located just 30 miles (50 kms) south of Guatemala City. The ash plume was moving southwest and west, away from the capital. Pacaya is one of Guatemala’s most active and picturesque volcanoes. An eruption in January sent lava flowing down one side of the volcano, leading to evacuations. –ABC News

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The Extinction Protocol

December 20, 2012GUATEMALA CITYPacaya Volcano, located 47 kilometers south of the capital, has had increased activity in recent days with ash and gas being released into the air, said the Institute of Volcanology (Insivumeh). On Wednesday, the institute issued a preventive alert and recommended the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conrad) to keep monitoring the 2,500-meter-tall volcano, located between the departments of Guatemala City and Escuintla. “The activity yesterday [Tuesday] was a manifestation of reactivation, so people should be aware of developments in coming days,” Insivumeh experts said. Conrad also released a statement on its website that recommends people “to keep informed and be aware of official information provided by authorities.” The last eruption of Pacaya occurred in May 2010 when a powerful explosion sent ashes to three departments, including the capital, and forced the closing of La Aurora International Airport for five days. One person…

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