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

Santa Maria / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update: weak to moderate explosions, 4 active lava flows

Saturday Sep 08, 2012 09:29 AM | DOOR: T

Few weak to moderate explosions ejecting ash columns 300 and 700 feet high, spreading west, northwest, over the region of the village of El Rosario and San Marcos, Palajunoj. Constant activity in the 4 active lava flows, generating avalanches of blocks deposited within the river banks Nima Nima I and II.
Vorig nieuws
Thursday, Sep 06, 2012
INSIVUMEH reported that on 29 August fumarolic plumes from Santa María's Caliente dome rose 250-300 m and drifted SE. Small avalanches were active on the S part of the dome. Explosions on 3 September produced ash plumes that rose 200-800 m above Caliente dome and drifted W and SW. ... [meer...]
Monday, Sep 03, 2012
There are 4 active lava flows, generating avalanches of blocks deposited within the river banks Nima Nima I and II. Few weak to moderate explosions ejecting ash columns to 300 and 800 feet height, spreading west, southwest, over the region of the village of El Rosario and San Marcos, Palajunoj. [meer...]
Friday, Aug 31, 2012
At 05:29 today, a moderate explosion produced a gray ash column 900 meters high, moving southwest and causing ashfall 4 km in the Palajunoj areas. Incandescence was visible during the explosion. Weak avalanches from the southeastern lava flow continue. [meer...]
Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012
INSIVUMEH mentions only degassing and a few weak to moderate rock avalanches from the dome, but the lava flows seem still to be weakly active judging from the latest webcam picture. Sporadic explosions probably continue as well. [meer...]
Current seismic signal STG1 station showing near-constant rock falls from the lava flows
Saturday, Aug 25, 2012
A white sustained gas and steam plume rises 600 m above the lava dome. There have been some weak and few moderate explosions, spewing columns of gray ash to 400 and 700 meters height, spreading west of the volcano until dissipating at about 12 km distance. ... [meer...]

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