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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 María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Wednesday Mar 13, 2013 09:14 AM | DOOR: TOMPFEIFFER

The dome has been becoming more active, INSIVUMEH details in its latest report. 40-60 small to moderate explosions have been occurring daily, producing a fine ash plume rising about 500-1000 m above the dome. 4 lava flows are active on the flanks of the dome, and produce near-constant avalanches and sometimes small pyroclastic flows.
Vorig nieuws
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013
Activity remains essentially unchanged, and overall low. Explosions (1-2 per hour) from the dome produce ash plumes up to about 800 m high, and the viscous block lava flows descending the sides of the dome produce weak to moderate avalanches. [meer...]
Friday, Mar 08, 2013
Activity remains similar to before. Moderate explosions from time to time produce ash plumes rising about 700 m altitude. ... [meer...]
Thursday, Mar 07, 2013
A slightly stronger than average explosion occurred earlier today, producing an ash plume rising more than 1 km above the dome and drifting SE. [meer...]
Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013
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. ... [meer...]
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...]

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