Authorities do not rule out the possibility of an eruption in the next few hours. Meanwhile, ashfall is also expected in communities such as Los Rios, Los Jazmines El Rodeo, San Jose, Buenos Aires, Rio Frio, and Pacaya.
For this reason, the authorities recommended to the Directorate of Civil Aeronautics to take the necessary precautions with air traffic. They also requested that the National Park located on the slopes of the volcano be closed.
The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) Spokesperson David de Leon recalled that the Pacaya volcano began its eruptive activity on February 19. Its last major eruption occurred on May 27, 2010, and killed two people.