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Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): increased activity, large explosion this morning
Tuesday Dec 01, 2015 18:08 PM | VON: T
Explosion from Santiaguito this morning (image: Sismos en Guatemala @SismosGuate / twitter)A phase of elevated activity has started at the volcano since 29 November. The largest event so far occurred this morning at 07:07 local time, when a strong explosion produced an ash plume that rose approx. 2-3 km and (probably) a small pyroclastic flow. Ash fall occurred in nearby villages and towns including San Marcos Palajunoj, and Finca La Florida.
During the preceding days, several smaller, but significantly larger than average explosions occurred from the Caliente lava dome, which on average had only been producing 2-3 small explosions per day before.
The following video was made on the evening of 28 November and shows one of the explosions. Several similar ones followed during the night:
In a special report yesterday, INSIVUMEH reported a moderate explosion early yesterday morning at 01:34 that ejected incandescent bombs to 150 m above the dome. In addition, a larger incandescent avalanche occurred on the eastern flank of the Caliente dome.
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Friday, Nov 06, 2015
Heavy rainfalls caused several lahars during the past days. The volcano continues to produce occasional small to moderate explosions from the active Caliente dome. ... [mehr]
Thursday, Oct 01, 2015
Activity has picked up during the past days: a series of partial collapses from the Caliente lava dome has been generating small to moderately large (up to 4-5 km long) pyroclastic flows, the volcano observatory reported in its latest special bulletin. [mehr]
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015
A stronger than usual explosion occurred yesterday morning at 08:43 local time, producing a plume that rose approx. 2 km above the lava dome and generated small pyroclastic flows. ... [mehr]
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
Activity at the Caliente lava dome remains essentially unchanged. Some explosions produced ash plumes of up to 500 m height and the eastern blocky lava flow remains weakly active. [mehr]