Why Guatemala's Eruption Is Deadlier Than Hawaii's

Jun 04, 2018

Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption killed 25 people on Sunday. Hawaii's recent Kilauea eruption hasn't killed anyone yet, but it continues to wreak havoc a month later. Kilauea's primary mode of destruction is lava, but Fuego has unleashed pyroclastic flow. Pyroclastic flow is a nasty mix of ash, rock and volcanic gases that can be much more dangerous than lava. In Guatemala, pyroclastic flow from Sunday's eruption topped 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit, CNN reports.