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Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)

Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update: Increased activity

Thursday Jul 04, 2019 14:46 PM | DOOR: MJFLEGEND

Example of a typical small emission from the lava dome. Credit: Conred
Example of a typical small emission from the lava dome. Credit: Conred
The volcano has been fairly calm for the last couple of years, with 10-15 daily explosions. Last week, a new episode of higher activity began with stronger and more frequent (35-40 daily) explosions and more lava extrusion- blocks have been seen rolling off the Caliente dome.

This is not a particularly significant development, but there is a higher chance of pyroclastic flows, so extra caution is advised.
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Santa Maria volcano and Santiaguito seen from the south (image: CONRED)
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
Activity at the volcano has not changed significantly during the past months. The volcano observatory reported mild degassing, infrequent weak explosions and constant weak to moderate avalanches on the SE flank of the Caliente dome. ... [meer...]

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