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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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Dominant explosieve, vorming van lavakoepels
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Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)

Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Wednesday Oct 01, 2014 15:11 PM | DOOR: T

Activity remains mainly effusive and the viscous lava flow on the SE side of the dome continues to advance slowly through the Nima 1 ravine.
No explosions have been observed recently, but bad weather also prevents detailed observations much of the time.
Vorig nieuws
Steam rising from the lava flow from Santiaguito lava dome yesterday
Friday, Sep 12, 2014
The volcano continues to feed an active lava flow that passes through a ravine on the SE side of the dome. Its length has reached approx. 3 km, which implies it has been making approx. 30 meters progress per day during the past month. ... [meer...]
Santiaguito lava dome on 28 July; incandescence is visible at the SE rim of the dome where the viscous flow starts
Monday, Aug 04, 2014
Activity at the volcano is dominantly effusive. No explosions were observed during the past 24 hours, but the viscous lava flow on the SE side into the gully of Nima I river remains active. ... [meer...]
Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014
No explosions were observed since yesterday, but the lava flow at the eastern rim of the Caliente dome remains active, producing rockfalls into the Nima 1 river canyon. Strong degassing is occurring from the dome. [meer...]
Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014
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. ... [meer...]
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...]

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