Guatemala's Fuego volcano

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    The last report that I heard was that 69 people were killed and hundreds injured.


     
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    One of the most active volcanoes in the Americas. It has a long recorded history of major eruptions.
     
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    A couple of my colleagues at the museum were down there for a conference last week and left right before this happened.

    Pyroclastic flows are up there with things like tsunamis for most terrifying geophysical phenomenon in my book.
     
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    Over 200 people missing according to a report on CBS This Morning. Their government is reaching out to the UN for immediate assistance. From the sounds of things, this threat is not over.
     
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    The pictures out of Guatemala are just so horrible. I won't post them here but Matt Drudge has one on his main page that makes me just pause for a moment and think about what was going through their minds. Time just stopped for them.
     

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