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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)

Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update: ash explosions up to 800-1000 m high, viscous lava flow on S, SW and NE flank of dome

Thursday Mar 15, 2012 08:56 AM | DOOR: T

8-9 March explosions from Santa María's Santiaguito lava-dome complex generated ash plumes that rose 800-1,000 m above the crater and drifted W and SW. Block avalanches descended the SE and NW flanks. Ashfall was reported in the communities of Loma Linda, San Marcos, and Palajunoj. During 11-12 March explosions generated ash plumes that rose 800 m above the crater and drifted 20 km SSW. Ashfall was reported at the observatory, on the El Faro and Patzulin ranches, and in the village of Las Marías. Lava flows continued to produce avalanches.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)
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Thursday, Mar 08, 2012
During 1-2 March, explosions from Santiaguito lavadome produces ash plumes that rose 800 m above the crater and drifted 20 km W and SW. Block avalanches descended the SW flank, and lava flows were active on the S, SW, and NE flanks. Based on analyses of satellite imagery, the Washington VAAC reported that during 3-4 March ash plumes drifted SW. On 5 March an ash plume rose to an altitude of 4.6 km (15,000 ft) a.s.l. ... [meer...]
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012
Santiaguito vulkaan in Guatemala heeft een licht verhoogde staat van activiteit getoond in de afgelopen dagen. INSIVUMEH rapporten gematigde explosies over elke 15 minuten dat uitwerpen rookpluimen grijze as tot 600 en 800 meter boven de krater, en produceren een ash plume drijven naar het westen en SW tot absorberen op ongeveer 15 km afstand. ... [meer...]
Saturday, Feb 18, 2012
Matig explosies blijven produceren kleine grijze as kolommen en ashfall op het gebied van de boerderijen in de buurt in het westen. Zwakke lawines ontstaan ​​door de voorkant van de kleine actieve lavastroom aan de zuidoostelijke kant van Santiaguito. [meer...]
Saturday, Feb 18, 2012
Moderate explosions producing small gray ash columns, reported ashfall in the areas of the nearby farms to the west. Weak avalanches from the front of the small active lava flow on the southeast side of Santiaguito. (Source: INSIVUMEH) [meer...]
Thursday, Feb 02, 2012
INSIVUMEH reported that active lava flows on the S and SE flanks of Santa María's Santiaguito lava-dome complex generated block avalanches on 27 and 30 January. Moderate explosions generated ash plumes that rose 700 m above the complex and drifted SW and S. Strong winds caused re-suspended ash to rise 1 km high and drift several kilometers W and S. Ashfall was reported in Monte Claro (S) and Palajunoj (SW) on 27 January. ... [meer...]

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