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Santiaguito vulkaan
Stratovulkaan 3772 m (12,375 ft)
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Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)

Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update: lahar on 25 April, viscous lava flows and occasional explosions

Thursday May 03, 2012 09:09 AM | DOOR: T

On 25 April a lahar traveled down Santa María's Rio Nima II drainage, carrying 1.5-m-wide blocks and tree branches.
During 30 April-1 May white plumes rose 300-600 m above the lava dome. Lava flows continued to produce avalanches that descended the flanks. Ashfall was reported in Quetzaltenango (18 km WNW) and surrounding areas.
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Thursday, Apr 12, 2012
On 7 April multiple ash clouds from explosions at Santa María drifted 37 km SW and 11 km S. ... [meer...]
Thursday, Mar 29, 2012
Van de vulkaan Santiaguito activiteit bleef op een hoog peil tijdens de afgelopen week, de laatste USGS / GVP activiteit samenvatting shows. ... [meer...]
Thursday, Mar 15, 2012
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. ... [meer...]
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...]

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