Pacaya Volcano, about 25 kilometers (16 miles) from the center of Guatemala City, erupted on March 2, 2014. This natural-color satellite image was collected on the morning of the eruption by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, GSFC. Caption by Robert Simmon.
A volcano near Guatemala City erupted violently in March 2014.
The volcano in Guatemala has been producing persistent strombolian eruptions since the 1960s.