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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: steaming, small incandescent lava avalanches

Thursday Sep 20, 2012 10:05 AM | DOOR: T

No explosions were reported from Santiaguito during the past days. The observatory reports a steam plume rising 400m and small incandescent avalanches from the lava dome's lava flows on the NE and SE flanks.
Vorig nieuws
Monday, Sep 17, 2012
In the Cone crater sustained Hot white plume 400 meters high. There have been few explosions with gray ash columns to 700 meters above the crater, moving west, northwest, over the region of the village of El Rosario and San Marcos, Palajunoj. It is observed that the lava flows are active with avalanches and small pyroclastic flows blocks in front of them. (INSIVUMEH) [meer...]
Sunday, Sep 16, 2012
Few explosions ejecting ash columns 500 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. (INSIVUMEH) [meer...]
Santiaguito 09/13/2012 (INSIVUMEH)
Saturday, Sep 15, 2012
INSIVUMEH reports weak to moderate explosions expelling gray ash columns 700 feet high moving southwest. Some moderate explosions are accompanied by rumbling sounds. There are constant incandescent avalanches from the active lava flows. [meer...]
Thursday, Sep 13, 2012
A moderate explosion occurred yesterday at 05:38 and produced a gray ash plume of 700 m height and drifting 3 km SW, where light ash fall occurred (Parcelamiento Monte Claro). Weak rumblings and a steam plume are noted from the lava dome. [meer...]
Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012
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. [meer...]

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