'What Are the Odds?': Stunning Lightning Bursts From Erupting Volcano in Guatemala

A spectacular sight unfolded in Guatemala on Sunday, April 28, as a thunderstorm coincided with an eruption of the Volcan del Fuego near the city of Antigua.

Footage filmed by Johan Wolterink shows a lightning bolt striking the volcano’s crater, illuminating the sky as the volcano was emitting thick plumes of smoke and ash.

“What are the odds?,” Wolterink wrote on Instagram.

The volcano expelled columns of gas reaching approximately 984 feet (300 meters) in height and dispersed ashes over a distance of around 30 kilometers (18.6 miles), according to the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology of Guatemala. Credit: Johan Wolterink via Storyful

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