Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)
Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update
Wednesday Mar 06, 2013 16:26 PM | DOOR: T
The activity has remained more or less similar over the past weeks. Weak to moderate ash explosions from the dome occur 1-2 times an hour on average, with plumes reaching up to about 800 m above the dome.
The viscous block lava flows on the flanks of the dome remain weakly active, mainly those to the south and southeast.
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013
No changes in activity occurred at the volcano, which continues to produce small to moderate ash explosions from the dome and weakly alimented block lava flows on its flanks. [meer...]
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
Weak to moderate explosions generate light ash plumes that drifted to the east towards the las Aldeas Belén and Calaguache areas. ... [meer...]
Friday, Feb 22, 2013
No changes in activity were reported today. Ash explosions of small to moderate size with plumes up to about 800 m height occur at rates of 1-2 per hour on average. Only the southeastern lava flow from the dome was reported to be weakly active today. [meer...]
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013
Activity continues to be dominated by moderate explosions. Ash plumes rising up to about 700 m, causing light ash fall in nearby areas. The dome shows a 200 m high degassing plume and there is only relatively weak effusive activity at the lava flows on the dome's flanks [meer...]
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013
Relatively frequent small to moderate explosions have been occurring today. The activity generated ash plumes rising up to 1-1.5 km above the lava dome and drifting at 13,000 ft (4 km) altitude to the NW. [meer...]