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Santiaguito vulkaan
Stratovulkaan 3772 m (12,375 ft)
Guatemala, 14.76°N / -91.55°W
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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 Jan 13, 2016 17:52 PM | DOOR: T

INSIVUMEH reports strong degassing, a few weaker explosions and small to moderate rockfalls on the eastern side of the active Caliente lava dome.
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Thursday, Dec 31, 2015
Small explosion at Santiaguito on the morning of 28 Dec 2015
During our stay at / near Santa Maria volcano during 26-29 Dec, we observed only explosive activity at Santiaguito, but no signs of effusive activity (lava flows): no rockfalls or other movements were seen at the recently active lava flows or on the flanks of the dome itself, indicating that at present, no lava flows are active. ... Lees alle
Tuesday, Dec 01, 2015
Explosion from Santiaguito this morning (image: Sismos en Guatemala ‏@SismosGuate / twitter)
A phase of elevated activity has started at the volcano since 29 November. The largest event so far occurred this morning at 07:07 local time, when a strong explosion produced an ash plume that rose approx. 2-3 km and (probably) a small pyroclastic flow. Ash fall occurred in nearby villages and towns including San Marcos Palajunoj, and Finca La Florida. ... Lees alle
Friday, Nov 06, 2015
Heavy rainfalls caused several lahars during the past days. The volcano continues to produce occasional small to moderate explosions from the active Caliente dome. ... Lees alle
Thursday, Oct 01, 2015
Pyroclastic flow from Santiaguito last Wednesday (INSIVUMEH)
Activity has picked up during the past days: a series of partial collapses from the Caliente lava dome has been generating small to moderately large (up to 4-5 km long) pyroclastic flows, the volcano observatory reported in its latest special bulletin. ... Lees alle
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015
Santiaguito's explosion yesterday morning
A stronger than usual explosion occurred yesterday morning at 08:43 local time, producing a plume that rose approx. 2 km above the lava dome and generated small pyroclastic flows. Lees alle

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