Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)
Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update: weak to moderate explosions, active lava flow from dome
Sunday Aug 19, 2012 09:47 AM | DOOR: T
Weak to moderate explosions produce ash clouds rising 400-900 m and drift mostly W and SW to about 10 km distance before dissipating, and light ash fall can be observed in the areas of Monte Claro nd nearby.
Weak avalanches occur mostly from the lava flow on the SW flank of the lava dome.
Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
Infrequent explosions produce ash columns up to about 1000 m height. The lava flows have been a bit less active recently and the number of avalanches they produced has subsided as well. [meer...]
Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update: explosions with ash plumes rising 700-1000 m, 4 active lava flows
Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012
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. [meer...]
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...]
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...]