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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

Thursday Dec 05, 2013 09:47 AM | DOOR: T

Explosive and effusive activity have continued with little variation. Explosions sent ash plumes up to 700 m above the crater, and block lava effusion continues mainly at the eastern side of the Caliente dome where weak to moderate constant avalanches occur.
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Santiaguito's Caliente lava dome yesterday morning (INSIVUMEH)
Saturday, Nov 30, 2013
Activity has been mainly effusive during the past days; no or few explosions occurred yesterday. The volcano observatory reports abundant avalanches from the active lava flows mainly on the NE side of the Caliente lava dome. [meer...]
Santiaguito volcano this morning (INSIVUMEH)
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013
The INSIVUMEH observatory reports weak to moderate explosions with ash plumes up to 700 m height and constant block avalanches from the rims of the Caliente lava dome, sign that effusive activity has increased somewhat. [meer...]
Sunday, Nov 24, 2013
No significant changes in activity occurred. Explosions generate ash plumes as high as 900 m above the dome and effusive activity continues to produce small lava avalanches mainly from the NE flank of the dome. A felt earthquake occurred yesterday night at 00:32 local time. [meer...]
Explosion at Santiaguuito yesterday morning
Friday, Nov 22, 2013
A phreatomagmatic (water-magma interaction driven) explosion yesterday morning produced a plume of fine ash rising to 3.2 km altitude (700 m above the lava dome) and drifted SE, causing ash fall in Finca La Florida. [meer...]
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
No significant changes in activity have occurred over the past days. INSIVUMEH reports weak explosions and continuing incandescent block avalanches from the active lava flow on the NE side of the Caliente dome. [meer...]

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