Natural Disasters Monitoring - November 20, 2018

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Guatemala (Update)

On 20 November 2018, the Guatemala National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) reported that El Fuego Volcano generated 8-13 moderate explosions today, with ash columns at 4,600 meters above sea level dispersing towards the west, southwest, and northwest. Lava was registered in the community of Ceniza and ash falls were registered in the following communities of Chimaltenango Department: Panimache I and II, El Porvenir, Morelia, Santa Sofia, Sangre de Cristo, Finca Palo Verde, San Pedro Yepocapa, and other nearby towns. To date, a total of 4,123 people were evacuated and 2,330 people were housed in 5 shelters in Escuintla and Sacatepequez Departments. The reports are available in Spanish at: CONRED and CONRED-Guatemala