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Guatemala 1/27/2015

Low temperatures. The departments of Sacatepéquez, Quetzaltenango and Guatemala have sheltered nearly 2 thousand 500 people thus far in 2015 to protect them from by the low temperatures.   The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) has set up 14 shelters throughout the country (m:.Publinews).

Guatemala 1/27/2015

Low temperatures. The departments of Sacatepéquez, Quetzaltenango and Guatemala have sheltered nearly 2 thousand 500 people thus far in 2015 to protect them from by the low temperatures.   The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) has set up 14 shelters throughout the country (m:.Publinews).



Ash Emissions Continue from the Tungurahua Volcano in Ecuador

nullIn the last few day the outside activity of the Tungurahua volcano has decreased in height, frequency, quantity of ash emissions, and number of explosions. However, the volcano continues to show signs of internal activity, so it should continue to be monitored, as this activity could result on a large-scale eruption. Health centers in the area continue functioning normally, and the local health authorities are monitoring the situation. Additional information from the National Service of Seismology and Volcanology.

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