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A spectacular natural event unfolded in Guatemala recently when a lightning strike hit the erupting Fuego Volcano. The volcano, known for its frequent activity, was caught in a rare moment when the electric surge hit the molten lava spewing from the earths core.

Fuego Volcano, one of Central America’s most active volcanoes, is located in Guatemala. It is infamous for its near-constant activity, which includes explosive eruptions of ash and lava. Fuego, meaning “fire” in Spanish, forms part of the Central American Volcanic Arc. It rises to an elevation of over 12,000 feet and has a conical shape typical of stratovolcanoes. The volcano poses significant risks to nearby communities, frequently causing evacuations due to its eruptions and resultant lahars.

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