Given the increase of eruptive volcanic activity located 60 Km southeast from the city’s capital and 16 Km south east of Antigua Guatemala, the Executive Secretary of the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction, has declared an Orange State of Alert.
It is reported that 100 people have been evacuated in the surrounding areas of the volcano. Four hostels have been enabled in Alotenango (Zacatepequez). The falling of volcanic ash has shut down the international airport La Aurora and road visibility has diminished in the surroundings areas.
The National Center for Emergency Operations has been activated. The Ministry of Health activated service lines in four departments (Guatemala, Zacatepequez, Escuintla and Chimaltenengo). There is no report of affected victims, but the health areas are being monitored. We are pending verification of water and sanitation systems.
The situation is being handled by the Guatemalan authorities and no request for international support has been requested at the time.
Attached the activity report of the MSPAS and "Boletin Vulcanológico".