Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)
Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update
Saturday Apr 27, 2013 07:52 AM | DOOR: T
The rate and size of explosions from the lava dome has risen a bit when compared to the previous week. Some of the explosions, about 1-2 per hour, produce plumes almost 1 km high.
Eruption plume from Santiaguito yesterday morning.
Monday, Apr 22, 2013
Explosions of moderate size have been observed producing ash plumes reaching up to 900 m height, and causing light ash fall in the areas of Finca El Rosario and near San Marcos Palajunoj. Strong degassing noises were sometimes heard and some avalanches occurred from the flows on the NE and S sides of the active lava dome. [meer...]
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013
INSIVUMEH reports weak to moderate explosions producing dense gray ash plumes rising to up to 1 km above the lava dome and drifting west for more than 10 km. The lava flows have picked up activity as well and advanced within the gullies of Nima Nima I and II. [meer...]
Sunday, Apr 14, 2013
Activity has been low recently. Few weak to moderate explosions continue to occur from time to time at the lava dome, with ash plumes reported 5-700 m high and drifting for about 10 km to the west. [meer...]
Monday, Apr 08, 2013
Activity has remained weak with infrequent, mostly small explosions from the dome, and no or little movement at the lava flows from the Caliente dome. [meer...]
Saturday, Apr 06, 2013
Light ash fall from occasional small explosions has been reported in Finca Faro, Finca Florida and until San Felipe Reu. The lava dome otherwise has been very calm over the past days. [meer...]