Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Flights on alert as volcano erupts in Guatemala
The Fuego volcano in central Guatemala is continuing to erupt, shooting lava and columns of ash into the air, and causing concerns of a possible ash cloud that could halt flights in the area.
The volcano overlooks the tourist city of Antigua and is one of central America's most active volcanoes.
Lava flows of around 1000m are being spewed out down the west and east sides of the volcano.
No evacuations have been ordered, but aviation authorities have been alerted about a potential ash cloud, and air traffic is expected to be hindered.