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33,000 flee volcano in Guatemala

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DE: Despite some respiratory and eye issues, it seems from this article that no one was harmed in the eruptions. To me, this is very surprising. When I read the headline that 33,000 were evactuated due to a volcanic eruption in Guatemala, I figured there would be large death tolls. Instead, the evactuation crews managed the process very well and helped 17 villages flee the mighty act of nature. 

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Cam E's curator insight, February 4, 2014 12:23 PM

It's not very often that everyone gets away scot-free from erupting volcanoes, and it's good to hear that it went well. The destructive power of those things are some of the most immense in nature. I myself climbed Mt. Etna back in 2012 and the ash from an eruption in 2005 was knee-deep in some places.

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