Guatemala's so-called " fire volcano " has closed an airport & forced the evacuation of at least 100 people. Guatemala's national disaster agency says the volcano, known locally as Fuego Volcan, erupted Saturday & spewed ashes "to an altitude reaching 5,500 meters (18,000 feet) above sea level."
The smoke & ash forced Guatemala's La Aurora International Airport to stop all air traffic around the area. Guatemala's alert level has been raised to "orange," which puts in place the possibility of rescue operations, the disaster agency said. The volcano is near the Pacific Ocean coast about 60 miles from the capital, Guatemala City. Fuego Volcano is one of Central America's most active volcanoes & has an elevation of 12,343 feet.
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PROPHECY INSIGHTS : Volcanic eruptions & seismic activity on the increase , with over 18 volcanoes currently active world-wide - including new eruptions just in the past week in Indonesia , Russia & ' twin ' volcanoes igniting almost simultaneously in Mexico - we know they are a sign of the nearness of the Lord's return. As the world's troubles mount & intensify , so too will these spectacular volcanic eruptions , as God's Word makes plain the earth's convulsions fore-shadow apocalyptic events coming soon , & culminate in the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to judge the nations . . .
Joel 2 v 30-31 - I will shew ' wonders ' in the heavens & in the earth ; blood & fire & pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness & the moon into blood , before the great & the terrible ' day of the LORD ' come.
Micah 1 v 2-4 - Hear, all ye people ; hearken , O earth & all that therein is . . . let the Lord GOD be witness against you , the Lord from his holy temple. For, behold , the LORD cometh forth out of his place & will come down & tread upon the high places of the earth . . . the mountains shall be molten under him & the valleys shall be cleft , as wax before the fire & as the waters that are poured down a steep place.