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Santa Maria volcano satellite image (c) Google Earth View
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Monday, Sep 21, 2020
Pyroclastic flow and phoenix cloud from Santiaguito volcano on 15 September (image: INSIVUMEH)
The activity of the volcano has remained essentially unchanged at elevated levels during the previous months characterized by pyroclastic flows and new period of extrusion of the dome blocks. ... leer todo
Sunday, Aug 23, 2020
Incandescent avalanches from Santiaguito volcano on 20 August (image: INSIVUMEH)
INSIVUMEH reported that incandescence avalanches continue to be observed in the Caliente dome and caused avalanches of material in S-SE-SW direction that reached the base of the dome. ... leer todo
 

Santiaguito volcano

Stratovolcano 3772 m (12,375 ft)
Guatemala, 14.76°N / -91.55°W
Current status: erupción (4 out of 5)
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Last update: 21 Sep 2020 (actively growing lava dome)
Typical eruption style: Dominantly explosive, formation of lava domes
Erupciones del volcán Santiaguito: 1902 (catastrophic Plinian eruption of Santa Maria), 1903, 1922-ongoing (Santiaguito dome complex)
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Thu, 27 Aug 2020
Thu, 27 Aug 12:08 UTCM 3.1 / 206 km9 km17 Km Al Sureste De Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Santiaguito is the name of the dome complex that grew inside the collapse scar left by the catastrophic eruption and partial collapse of Santa María stratovolcano in 1902. Its currently active dome is called Caliente (the "hot one").
Symmetrical, forest-covered Santa María volcano is one of the most prominent of a chain of large volcanoes that rises dramatically above the Pacific coastal plain of Guatemala. Santa Maria erupted catastrophically in 1902 destroying its former summit.
Santa Maria is a popular excursion destination and the summit offers spectacular views onto erupting Santiaguito.

Background:

The 3772-m-high stratovolcano has a sharp-topped, conical profile that is cut on the SW flank by a large, 1.5-km-wide crater. The oval-shaped crater extends from just below the summit of Volcán Santa María to the lower flank and was formed during a catastrophic eruption in 1902. The renowned plinian eruption of 1902 that devastated much of SW Guatemala followed a long repose period after construction of the large basaltic-andesite stratovolcano. The massive dacitic Santiaguito lava-dome complex has been growing at the base of the 1902 crater since 1922. Compound dome growth at Santiaguito has occurred episodically from four westward-younging vents, the most recent of which is Caliente. Dome growth has been accompanied by almost continuous minor explosions, with periodic lava extrusion, larger explosions, pyroclastic flows, and lahars.
Source: GVP

Santiaguito Fotos:

Santiaguito's Caliente lava dome consists of viscous, mostly solidified lava plugging the circular vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Santiaguito's Caliente lava dome consists of viscous, mostly solidified lava plugging the circular vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption from Santiaguito lava dome (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
Eruption from Santiaguito lava dome (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
Eruption from Santiaguito volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption from Santiaguito volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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