Foglio's Field Notes

Leif Utne's random rants, musings and meditations

A Volcano Spills Its Guts

with one comment

This is just a little taste of one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. More to come…

Okay, a little more info for you… Last night, Wednesday, August 8, 2007, Volcán de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) spilled its guts in a spectacular eruption, sending a plume of lava hundreds of feet in the air. We could see it clearly from our bedroom window in Antigua, some 40km away. To get a better view, we took a cab to the town of Dueñas, 20 minutes down the road and about 10km from the volcano. This short clip is just a snippet of about 45 minutes of footage. We’ll post more later.

FYI, Fuego is so-called because it smokes almost constantly and erupts frequently. But locals told us they had never seen it erupt with such force. It’s one of only 3 active volcanoes in Guatemala.

-Leif

Written by leifutne

August 9, 2007 at 7:04 pm

Posted in Guatemala, videos, volcanoes

One Response

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. We had volcanic ash falling in Panajachel, beside Lake Atitlan, from this eruption. That hasn’t happened in the 40 years I’ve been living here.

    Lake Atitlan

    October 20, 2007 at 9:39 pm


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: