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Pair of Guatemalan Volcanoes Rumble March 30, 2012
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Santa Maria produced a brief series of blasts that sent ash soaring above the crater.
Geologists in Guatemala warned that two of the country’s volcanoes were displaying increased signs of unrest.

The National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology said that Santa Maria volcano produced 33 explosions within a 24-hour period, sending debris soaring 2,500 feet above the crater.

The agency said ash fell briefly on fields and homes to the southwest and southeast.

Meanwhile, Fuego volcano produced a small blue-and-white plume of vapor and steam.

Photo: INSIVUMEH