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Santiaguito volcano
Stratovolcano 3772 m (12,375 ft)
Guatemala, 14.76°N / -91.55°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Santiaguito volcano eruptions:
1902 (catastrophic Plinian eruption of Santa Maria), 1903, 1922-ongoing (Santiaguito dome complex)
Typical eruption style:
Dominantly explosive, formation of lava domes
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Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)

Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): weak explosions from the Caliente dome

Saturday Mar 21, 2020 00:56 AM | BY: MATTHEW

INSIVUMEH report continued degassing plume expulsion reaching heights of around 3300 m.a.s.l. that drifted southwest over the villages of Loma Linda and San Marcos Palajunoj. The STG3 seismic station recorded mostly weak explosions, where some generated airplane turbine sounds. On the southern, eastern and southeastern flanks, the activity was generally block avalanches.
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Thursday, Mar 12, 2020
INSIVUMEH report weak explosions, expelling ash plumes to heights of 3000 - 3200 m.a.s.l (9840 - 10500 ft) that scattered southeast at distances up to 1000 m. Weak avalanches were generated towards the southeast and southwest flanks to the base of the dome. [more]
Incandescence from Caliente dome of Santiaguito volcano with Santa Maria in the background from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Monday, Mar 09, 2020
INSIVUMEH recorded a white fumarole in Caliente dome that rose 10,500 ft (3,200 m) above the summit. ... [more]
Incandescence from Caliente dome of Santiaguito volcano with Santa Maria in the background from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020
INSIVUMEH recorded an ash plume that rose 9,514 ft (2,900 m) above the summit and drifted SW. ... [more]
Monday, Jan 27, 2020
INSIVUMEH report 1 to 3, weak and moderate explosions per hour that eject ash columns to an approximate height of 3200 meters (10499 feet) above sea level, which disperse to the southwest at a distance of approximately 1 kilometer. Weak avalanches on the southeast flanks of the Caliente dome. Ashfall accumulating on the edifice perimeter. [more]

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