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Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): pyroclastic flows continue

mer., 12 août 2020, 08:53
08:53 AM | AUTEUR : MARTIN
Pyroclastic flow from Santiaguito volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Pyroclastic flow from Santiaguito volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Explosion from Santiaguito volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Explosion from Santiaguito volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
The activity of the volcano has remained essentially unchanged at elevated levels during the past weeks.
INSIVUMEH reported that block-and-ash flows continue to descend over the western slopes of the Caliente dome and eastern slopes, sometimes phoenix clouds are formed.
A weak to moderate explosions are generated which reached approx. 10,826-11,811 ft (3,300-3,600 m) altitude and extending about 10-12 km of the volcano.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 12 August 2020

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Pyroclastic flow from Santiaguito volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
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Santa Maria volcano satellite image (c) Google Earth View
Santa Maria volcano satellite image (c) Google Earth View
Stratovolcano 3772 m (12,375 ft)
Guatemala, 14.76°N / -91.55°W
Condition actuelle: en éruption (4 sur 5) Eruptions du volcan Santiaguito:
1902 (catastrophic Plinian eruption of Santa Maria), 1903, 1922-ongoing (Santiaguito dome complex)
Style éruptif tipique
Dominantly explosive, formation of lava domes

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