GUATEMALA’S Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday in its deadliest eruption in more than 100 years. But where is Guatemala and the Fuego volcano?
Since 1580 there have been 79 recorded eruptions, the Smithsonian Institution reports.
The latest death toll from Sunday’s eruption stood at 85 on Wednesday and some 200 people were missing.
Fuego exploded violently on Sunday, shooting thick plumes of ash miles into the sky which rained down on residents.
Superheated pyroclastic flows barrelled through nearby towns, killing many in their paths.
Guatemala’s national disaster management agency, CONRED, said 1.7 million people have been affected by the volcanic eruption.
Guatemala is a Central American country with 107,159 kilometres of land and 1,730 square kilometres of water, making it the 107th largest nation in the world.
The country shares land borders with four other Central American countries, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize.
Guatemala City is the capital city of Guatemala and has a population of 994,938.
Volcán de Fuego - Spanish for ‘Volcano of Fire’ - is an active stratovolcano in Guatemala on the borders of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepequez departments.