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DESASTRES: Vulcão do Fogo na Guatemala infographic


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Erupção de vulcão na Guatemalamata dezenas de pessoas

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June 6, 2018 -- O número de mortos após a erupção do vulcão Fogo atingiu 75 com quase 200 pessoas desaparecidas. Os piroclastos e gases vulcânicos ameaçam as aldeias redor do pico.

Explosions intensified Wednesday, sending pyroclastic flows -- a mix of ash, molten rock and volcanic gases that can be more dangerous than lava -- streaming down the volcano’s south side.

The village of El Rodeo was devastated by lahars, a slurry of pyroclastic material, rocky debris and water. In steep areas, lahars can exceed speeds of 200 km/h (120mph).

Guatemala’s disaster agency said 3,100 people had evacuated nearby communities, and ashfall was affecting an area with about 1.7 million of country’s 15 million or so people. Shelters have been opened for those forced to flee. Sunday's eruption was the biggest since 1974.

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