Guatemala's disaster agency issued evacuation orders for communities near new flows of volcanic material that sent up a great column of smoke. The new evacuation order set off a panic even in areas that were not under it.
The city of Antigua said the measure was "in the national interest" and to boost the historic city's conservation efforts. Citizens will have six months to dispose of their plastic products prior to implementation.
As Manaro volcano in Vanuatu continues to spew smoke and ash, the government of the Pacific country launched a compulsory evacuation effort on the island of Ambae. All 11,000 residents have been ordered to leave.
Hundreds of hikers were stranded on an active volcano on the Indonesian island of Lombok when a powerful earthquake triggered landslides in the area. Rescue personnel reached the walkers with the use of helicopters.
At least 99 people are dead and almost 200 are missing following the eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano. About 12,000 people have been evacuated.
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