Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Fuego Volcano Eruption in Guatemala (2018-06-04)


Activation time (UTC): 2018-06-04 11:22:00 Event time (UTC): 2018-06-04 06:00:00 Event type: Volcanic activity (Ash fall)

Activation reason:
On 3 June, Volcan de Fuego, located in Southern Guatemala, experienced a strong eruption, provoking floods of lava and mud along with ash and ballistic (small rocks) emissions. The ash fall and lahars affected different areas of Chimaltenango, Sacatepéquez and Escuintla. As of 4 June, 25 people died, 3 100 people were evacuated and over 1.7 million people were affected

Reference maps produced: 0 Delineation maps produced: 4 Grading maps produced: 14

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2018):  Fuego Volcano Eruption in Guatemala (2018-06-04). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2018-06-04
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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14.7539339737° N, -90.6448252673° E, 14.2633987684° S, -90.9533326456° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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