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UNDRO 87/0154

GUATEMALA - VOLCANIC ERUPTION
INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
22 JANUARY 1987

1. FOLLOWING INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM UNDRO/UNDP RESREP AND INSTITUTE OF SEISMOLOGY, VOLCANOLOGY AND METEOROLOGY, GUATEMALA
CITY:

2. ON 21 JAN 87 ABOUT 4 PM LT ERUPTION OF VOLCANO PACAYA SITUATED 25 KMS SOUTH OF GUATEMALA CITY.

3. ASH AND ROCK AFFECTED AREA OF APPROX 50 SQ.KMS. ACTIVITIES CONTINUING TODAY BUT LESS VIOLENTLY. 4. ABOUT 10 PERSONS INJURED AND FIRE CAUSING DAMAGE TO VEGETATION.

5. SO FAR NO APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.