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Explosive eruptions shook two huge volcanos in Central and South America, forcing thousands to flee their homes and disrupting air traffic as ash drifted over major cities.

Guatemala's Pacaya volcano started erupting lava and rocks on Thursday afternoon, blanketing the country's capital with ash and forcing the closure of the international airport.

A television reporter was killed by a shower of burning rocks when he got too close to the volcano, about 15 miles south of Guatemala City.

In the village of Calderas, close to the eruption, Brenda Castaneda said she and her family hid under beds and tables as marble-sized rocks thundered down on her home.

'We thought we wouldn't survive. Our houses crumbled and we've lost everything,' she said while waiting for rescue teams to take them to a shelter at a nearby school.

Meanwhile, strong explosions rocked Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano, prompting evacuations of hundreds of people from nearby villages.

Ecuador's National Geophysics Institute said hot volcanic material blasted down the slopes and ash plumes soared six miles above a crater that is already 16,479 feet above sea level.

Winds blew the ash over the country's most populous city, Guayaquil, and led aviation chiefs to halt flights out of the Pacific port and from Quito to Lima, Peru.

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Volcanic eruptions are the most spectacular and beautiful displays nature has to offer, the aftermath is anything but. Hope everyone will be OK.

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Here is a BBC News story on this, including a short video-clip. BBC News video

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/latin_america/10189801.stm

Thank you Karlis :)

Volcanic eruptions are the most spectacular and beautiful displays nature has to offer, the aftermath is anything but. Hope everyone will be OK.

Agreed..what a mess :(

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With the current trend of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, It's just a matter of time for La Palma to erupt and for Florida to be wiped off the map by a mega tsunami. Yay. :rofl:

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With the current trend of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, It's just a matter of time for La Palma to erupt and for Florida to be wiped off the map by a mega tsunami. Yay. rofl.gif

Hmm maybe, but not so 'yay' if you happen to live there.dontgetit.gif

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Hmm maybe, but not so 'yay' if you happen to live there.dontgetit.gif

I have a recurring dream that there is massive flooding in my area on a Biblical scale.

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I have a recurring dream that there is massive flooding in my area on a Biblical scale.

But not florida Fern?

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