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Santiaguito vulkaan
Stratovulkaan 3772 m (12,375 ft)
Guatemala, 14.76°N / -91.55°W
Current status: losbarstend (4 out of 5)
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Santiaguito vulkaanuitbarstingen:
1902 (catastrophic Plinian eruption of Santa Maria), 1903, 1922-ongoing (Santiaguito dome complex)
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Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)

Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update: occasional weak ash explosions, lava flows inactive

Friday Jul 27, 2012 08:48 AM | DOOR: T

Explosion from Santiaguito early on 26 July
Explosion from Santiaguito early on 26 July
Seismic recording from Santiaguito volcano (INSIVUMEH)
Seismic recording from Santiaguito volcano (INSIVUMEH)
The activity at Santiaguito has been decreasing in the past weeks. Ash explosions from the active lava dome are becoming less intense and frequent and INSIVUMEH reports that the blocky lava flows from the dome are currently calm.
A small explosion was captured by the new webcam yesterday morning.
The seismogramms show a lot of activity, most of which is probably related to rockfall from the steep-sided dome.
Vorig nieuws
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012
A moderate explosion occurred at 05:47 26 June producing a 600 m tall ash column drifting SE, and causing ash fall in the areas of Finca San José and Finca La Quina. Weak avalanches descended from the SE side of the dome and the lava flow front on its SW side. After 21:00 at night, a small lahar descended into the Nimá I river. [meer...]
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012
Based on seismic data and visual observations, INSIVUMEH reported that on 6 June a lahar traveled down Santa María's Rio Nima I drainage. During 6-7 and 10-12 June explosions from Santiaguito lava-dome complex produced ash plumes that rose 400-800 m above the crater and drifted SW. Lava flows produced block avalanches. [meer...]
Friday, Jun 01, 2012
During 22-23 and 28-29 May explosions from Santa María's Santiaguito lava-dome complex produced ash plumes that rose 400-900 m above Caliente dome and drifted E, SE, and S. ... [meer...]
Thursday, May 24, 2012
INSIVUMEH reported that on 21 May a lahar traveled down Santa María's Rio Nima II drainage, carrying tree branches and 40-cm-wide lava blocks. ... [meer...]
Thursday, May 17, 2012
During 13-14 May incandescent explosions from Santa María's Caliente dome produced ash plumes that rose 700 m above the crater and drifted WSW. Avalanches from the dome and lava-flow fronts descended the flanks. [meer...]

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