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Volcanoes in Central and South America Disrupt Travel

June 1, 2010


Explosive eruptions shook two huge volcanoes-Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano and Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano-Friday, forcing thousands out of homes and disrupting air traffic. Winds blew the volcanoes’ ash over the Guatemala’s most populous city, Guayaquil, and led aviation officials to halt flights out of the Pacific port and from Quito to Lima, Peru. The La Aurora International Airport, in Guatemala City, will reportedly remain closed until Saturday, June 5. Neither of the eruptions is expected to disrupt airports in neighboring countries like Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokul volcano did in Europe.

Read the latest news on the eruptions here.  

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