A volcano erupted near Guatemala City, Guatemala, Sunday, resulting in mass devastation for the country’s capital and its inhabitants.
Stunning videos have emerged on social media, showing the terrifying power possessed by Mother Nature.
People flee rock, gas and ash clouds during Guatemala's most violent volcano eruption in more than a century pic.twitter.com/L0QRt4n7Kq
— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 4, 2018
The search for victims continues into Monday. The eruption resulted in the deaths of at least 38 people, in addition to the hundreds of injuries that occurred from the eruption of Volcan de Fuego, or “Volcano of Fire.”
It's the most violent eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano in more than 40 years. pic.twitter.com/pYv3IYJep3
— BBC World Service (@bbcworldservice) June 4, 2018
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has declared a state of emergency and three days of national mourning.
— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) June 4, 2018
#GOESEast got an impressive view of #FuegoVolcano erupting in #Guatemala yesterday – one of the most active volcanoes in Latin America. Latest satellite imagery: https://t.co/P1F11zXUHI pic.twitter.com/M74vaJnD1P
— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) June 4, 2018
Some countries, such as the G13 nations and Israel, have already started to dedicate resources toward assisting the relief effort. (For more from the author of “Watch: Guatemala’s ‘Volcano of Fire’ Erupts, Bringing Devastation to Capital” please click HERE)