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Stratovulkaan 3772 m (12,375 ft)
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Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)

Santa Maria volcano (Guatemala), activity update: ash plumes

Thursday Feb 21, 2008 14:20 PM | DOOR: TS

Avalanches from lava flows were reported on 6 February on the W flank of Santa María's Santiaguito lava dome complex.
Explosions produced ash-and-steam plumes that rose to an altitude of
3.9 km.
8 February: Strong phreatic explosion
12 and 18 February: Lava flows on the S and SW flanks & avalanches of blocks
that originated from the edge of the crater were noted.
15, 18, and 19 February: ,Explosions produced ash plumes that rose to altitudes of
4.6-4.7 km.
Vorig nieuws
Friday, Feb 08, 2008
The Washington VAAC reported that gas plumes with possible ash content from Santa María's Santiaguito lava on 30 January. [meer...]
Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008
Recent photos of the St. Maria volcano can be seen at the this homepage: ... [meer...]
Saturday, Nov 03, 2007
The Washington VAAC reported that ash-and-gas plumes from Santa María's Santiaguito lava dome complex rose to an altitude of (17,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted S on 26 October. [meer...]
Wednesday, Jul 04, 2007

Activity from Santiaguito continues but is at relatively low levels, generating ash and gas plumes of usually less than 1 km, but at relatively regular intervals of about 20 minutes.

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Thursday, Jun 14, 2007

Santiaguito lava dome is showing an above average level of activity. Explosions from the lava dome produce ash plumes rising to altitudes of 4.3-4.7 km (14,000-15,400 ft) a.s.l., that drift mainly to the SW.
On 5 June, a lahar (mud flow) descended the Nima I river and carried blocks 1-1.5 m in diameter and tree branches. The approximately 12-m-wide and 3-m-thick deposit was hot and smelled of sulfur. Continuous landslides of blocks and ash were noted on the SW flank.

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