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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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1902 (catastrophic Plinian eruption of Santa Maria), 1903, 1922-ongoing (Santiaguito dome complex)
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Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)

Santa Maria / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Tuesday Dec 25, 2012 11:05 AM | DOOR: T

3 rumblings, one strong at 20:46 on 24 Dec and two moderate at 03:00 and 05:33 h local time on 25 Dec, were heard. They lasted between 30 to 50 seconds. 2 moderate explosions were observed at 05:58 and 06:02 and expelled gray ash columns to 700 and 800 m height above the lava dome and drifted southwest, causing ash fall on the areas of La Florida and San Marcos Palajunoj. The lava flows remained weakly active and produced few avalanches from the SE lava flow front.
Vorig nieuws
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012
Weak incandescence was seen from the lava dome at night and the lava flows descending its flanks remained active. [meer...]
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012
No significant change in activity has occurred. The lava dome is strongly degassing and glowing at night. The viscous flows, especially the new one in the southern side, remain quite active and produce constant avalanches causing ash plumes to rise and drift into westerly directions. [meer...]
Santiaguito on 4 Dec 2012 (INSIVUMEH)
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012
Activity is dominantly effusive. The new block lava flow that had recently formed on the southern flank of the Caliente dome produces glowing avalanches. The other flows on the SE side remain active as well. ... [meer...]
Sunday, Dec 09, 2012
Activity remains dominantly effusive. The lava flows from the dome are still active and generate frequent block avalanches, whirling up fine ash plumes. [meer...]
Wednesday, Dec 05, 2012
Strong degassing from the dome and a new blocky lava flow entering the notch at the upper crater rim left by the explosions last week were reported by INSIVUMEH. The new flow produces abundant block avalanches causing a fine ash plume drifting W and SW. [meer...]

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