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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: steaming, weak block avalanches

Tuesday Sep 11, 2012 10:05 AM | DOOR: T

Santiaguito is relatively calm. There were no explosions reported, only strong degassing generating a steam plume rising 250-300 m and weak block avalanches from the NE and S flanks of the lava dome.
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Monday, Sep 10, 2012
The volcano has been relatively calm. INSIVUMEH only reports some weak to moderate soundso of degassing and avalanches. [meer...]
Saturday, Sep 08, 2012
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. [meer...]
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...]

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