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Eruption of Fuego volcano. Satellite image of an eruption of the Volcan de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) in Guatemala. This eruption began on 31 January 2018. The plume reached an altitude of 6500 metres and was carried 40 kilometres to the west and south-west by the winds. Falling ash affected tens of thousands of people. Lava flows occurred along four ravines leading from the slopes of the volcano. Image data obtained on 1 February 2018 by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8.
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