Watch: Guatemala’s “Fire volcano” erupts spectacularly

A social media image originally used in this post did not correspond to the eruption in question; Salon has removed it and regrets the error.

Guatemala’s famed “fire volcano” — Fuego Volcan – erupted spectacularly over the weekend, spewing ash and rock as high as 5,500 metters (18,000 feet) above sea level, shutting down the country’s main airport for nearly 24 hours, forcing at least 100 people to evacuate and coating nearby towns in thick layers of ash.

By Monday, according to the Twitter account for Conred, Guatemala’s disaster relief organization, the eruption had subsided to only weak to moderate rumblings and explosions — about four to five per hour. La Auror....

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