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Mag 5.6 quake hits deep below Guatemala; no damage reports

Jun. 17, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake has shaken Guatemala, though there are no early reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was 61.5 miles (99 kilometers) below the surface Sunday night. Great depths tend to lessen a quake's shaking at the surface. The...

Guatemala ends search for people buried by volcano eruption

Jun. 17, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities have ended the search for people buried by the eruption of the Volcano of Fire two weeks ago. The country's disaster agency said Sunday it suspended searches in San Miguel Los Lotes and El Rodeo because the area is "uninhabitable" and high risk. Volunteer...

Guatemala resumes search for victims of volcano eruption

Jun. 13, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's disaster agency says it is resuming the search for bodies after a weeklong suspension at the Volcano of Fire. Conred spokesman David de Leon said Wednesday that rescuers are headed back into the impacted area. At least 110 people were killed when the volcano erupted June...

Guatemala's disaster agency says it is resuming the search for bodies after a weeklong suspension at the Volcano of Fire

Jun. 13, 2018 12:15 PM EDT
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's disaster agency says it is resuming the search for bodies after a weeklong suspension at the Volcano of Fire.

Guatemala's Volcano of Fire emits another hot sediment flow

Jun. 9, 2018 10:20 PM EDT

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemala's Volcano of Fire released a flow of burning sediment and rock Saturday, causing authorities to order new preventative evacuations almost a week after the initial eruption left at least 110 people dead and about 200 missing. Guatemala's seismology and vulcanology...

Guatemala town destroyed by volcano thought it was safe

Jun. 8, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — Orlando Paez plans never to go back to his hamlet of San Miguel Los Lotes, where he narrowly escaped an onrushing river of superheated volcanic ash as his dying neighbors screamed for help. "I don't know what they are going to do with this land," Paez said days after...

Guatemala suspends rescue efforts in volcano eruption zone, citing danger to workers

Jun. 7, 2018 10:15 AM EDT
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala suspends rescue efforts in volcano eruption zone, citing danger to workers.

The Latest: Guatemala says 192 people missing after eruption

Jun. 5, 2018 10:44 PM EDT

EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — The latest on the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Guatemala's disaster agency says 192 people are listed as missing following Sunday's deadly eruption of the Volcano of Fire. Agency director Sergio Cabanas made the announcement Tuesday...

Guatemala volcano death toll up to 69, expected to rise

Jun. 4, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — Rescuers pulled survivors and bodies from the charred aftermath of the powerful eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, as the death toll rose to 69 on Monday and was expected to go higher from a disaster that caught residents of remote mountain hamlets off guard, with little or...

The Latest: Death toll from Guatemala volcano rises to 69

Jun. 4, 2018 10:51 PM EDT

EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — The latest on the deadly volcano eruption in Guatemala (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Guatemalan authorities have increased the confirmed death toll from the eruption of the Volcano of Fire to 69 as officials suspended the search until dawn on Tuesday. Fanuel Garcia is the director...