Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)
Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): powerful explosion produces ash plume of 5 km height
za, 18 jun 2016, 09:3309:33 AM | DOOR: T
Following a relatively calm period of 3 weeks (no significant eruptions since 25 May), a powerful vulcanian explosion occurred at the Caliente lava dome again yesterday at 09:15 local time, sending an mushroom-shaped eruption column approx. 5 km into the sky.
Eruption of Santiaguito yesterday (photo: Carlos Gonzales / @stereo100xela / twitter)
Pyroclastic flows descended the base of the cone and ash falls occurred in downwind areas (as usual) to the west and southwest, including the towns and villages of Loma Linda, San Marcos Palajunoj, San Felipe Retalhuleu, El Nuevo Palmar and others. No evacuations were ordered and no significant damage was reported.
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Mon, 23 May 2016, 08:34
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Fri, 20 May 2016, 16:59
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Mon, 16 May 2016, 16:51
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