Smoke Billows From Guatemala's Pacaya Volcano

Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano erupted on Wednesday, March 3, spewing lava and ash into the air near Villa Nueva, south of Guatemala City.

Guatemala’s National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) said the volcano’s lava was flowing to the northwest early on Wednesday morning.

Communities surrounding Pacaya were being monitored due to the increased risk, according to reports.

This timelapse footage shows the billowing smoke on March 3, captured by Jeison Morales. Credit: Jeison Morales via Storyful