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Santiaguito vulkaan
Stratovulkaan 3772 m (12,375 ft)
Guatemala, 14.76°N / -91.55°W
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Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)

Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update: explosions with ash plumes rising 700-1000 m, 4 active lava flows

Tuesday Aug 14, 2012 10:05 AM | DOOR: T

STG6 station early today with a saturated signal (INSIVUMEH)
STG6 station early today with a saturated signal (INSIVUMEH)
Activity has been higher at Santiaguito yesterday with weak to moderate explosions generating plumes to 700-1000 m height which drifted SW. There are 4 active lava flows on the flanks of the cone that produce constant rock avalanches, and a fully saturated seismic signal.
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Santiaguito volcano with an ash eruption early on 13 Aug
Monday, Aug 13, 2012
An explosion at 05:49 local tie ejected an 800 m high ash plume and caused ash fall at Finca la Floridaand around San Marcos Palajunoj. Only few and weak rock avalanches were reported since yesterday. [meer...]
Moderate explosion at 06:08 (INSIVUMEH)
Sunday, Aug 12, 2012
A moderate explosion occurred today at 06:08 and expelled a grayish ash column rising to a height of 800 meters above the active lava dome and drifting west, resulting in ash fall over areas of Finca Monte Bello and part of the Village Loma Linda. ... [meer...]
Friday, Aug 10, 2012
There was a hot lahar yesterday at 21:50 h local time in the Nima 1 ravine which drained large amount of volcanic material and blocks. It lasted 15 minutes during which the windows of the observatory were vibrating. [meer...]
Current seismic signal at Santiaguito, showing the continuing rockfalls from the active lava flows
Thursday, Aug 09, 2012
2 weak explosions were recorded yesterday at 05.10 and 5:50 pm producing gray ash plumes rising 300 m. Constant avalanches and active lava flows are present from the northeast, southeast, southwest and south and west flanks of the dome, which can be seen glowing at night. The rockfall signal is currently well visible on the seismogram. [meer...]
Ash eruption and rock avalanche from the lava dome early on 7 Aug
Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012
Santiaguito's activity has been on the increase since last night. INSIVUMEH reports moderately strong explosions with incandescent material were observed frequently and generated ash plumes rising to 800 m drifting SW. ... [meer...]

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