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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)

Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Wednesday Jul 16, 2014 14:34 PM | DOOR: T

Activity seems to have been a bit higher today, as the report of INSIVUMEH's volcano observatory suggests. A moderate explosion was observed this morning, causing light ash fall towards the SW in the area of Finca El Rosario Palajunoj. The active lava flow from the eastern rim of the Caliente dome continues to advance slowly within the 9 May collapse scar.
A hot lahar descended yesterday through the Nima I river valley.
For a great visualization of the topography and recent evolution of the viscous lava flow of Santiaguito, have a look at an excellent recent article on Culture Volcan.
Vorig nieuws
Monday, Jul 14, 2014
Activity at the volcano has remained essentially unchanged and been relatively low. A block lava flow remains active from the eastern rim of the Caliente dome, which shows strong degassing and produces occasional small explosions. [meer...]
Seismic signal from this morning's earthquake at Santiaguito (STG2 station, INSIVUMEH)
Monday, Jul 07, 2014
According to INSIVUMEH, a "very strong and prolonged" earthquake occurred under the volcano this morning at 05:25 local time. Paintings in houses were bouncing and small landslides occurred in steep river bed sides. The earthquake also triggered small avalanches on the steep flanks of the active Caliente lava dome. ... [meer...]
Thursday, Jul 03, 2014
Activity remains low. The observatory reported sporadic small explosions and small avalanches from active block lava flows on the east and southeast flanks of the Caliente dome. [meer...]
Tuesday, Jul 01, 2014
Weak effusive activity (extrusion of very viscous blocky lava) on the upper east and southeast flanks of the Caliente dome continues and produces small avalanches. Strong degassing (but no explosions) were observed from the summit of the dome. [meer...]
Thursday, Jun 19, 2014
Strong degassing from the Caliente lava dome, occasional small explosions (one was reported this morning with a gray ash plume 600 m tall), and a slowly advancing viscous lava flow in the 6 May collapse scar characterize the volcano's activity. [meer...]

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