Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Santa Maria Volcano, Guatemala

My first poscard from Guatemala
Santa María Volcano is a large active volcano in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, close to the city of Quetzaltenango. Prior to the Spanish Conquest it was called Gagxanul (or Q'aq' Ixkanul) in the local K'iche' language. Its eruption in 1902 was one of the four largest eruptions of the 20th century, after the 1912 Novarupta and 1991 Pinatubo eruptions. It is also one of the five biggest eruptions of the past 200 (and probably 300) years.

Sender: pjsubway, Sent on: 16 Jan, 2014, Received on: 4 Feb, 2014, Travel time: 19 days

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