Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)
Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update
Monday Jun 10, 2013 14:56 PM | VON: T
A moderate explosion occurred this morning at 05:18 local time, sending an ash plume to 700 m above the crater and drifting SW, where light ash fall occurred in Finca La Florida and Parcelamiento Monte Claro.
The southern lava flow on the dome's flank produced some weak avalanches.
Tuesday, Jun 04, 2013
A lahar descended the valley of the Nimá I river at 13:30 h local time yesterday, caused by heavy rainfalls mobilizing pyroclastic deposits. The mud flow was about 30 m wide, dense, hot and stinking of sulfur, and carried large boulders (up to 3 m across). [mehr]
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Activity has remained generally low, with occasional small to medium-sized ash explosions and small avalanches from the Caliente dome. [mehr]
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Activity remains low. A moderate explosion occurred last night at 17:55 h (local time) erupting an ash plume rising 600 m and drifting SW and causing light ash fall in Finca La Florida and Parcelamiento Monte Claro. Otherwise, the dome is degassing and a few weak avalanches occurred from the lava flow on the southern flank of the dome. [mehr]
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Activity has remained weak and dominantly explosive. Occasional explosions from the Caliente dome produce ash plumes rising up to about 700 m. [mehr]
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Only relatively few and weak explosions occurred recently, some of which caused light ash fall in nearby areas. The lava dome is producing a degassing plume most of the time. No reports of activity at the stagnant lava flows. [mehr]