Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): explosions continue with growing lava dome

Mon, 11 May 2020, 01:49
01:49 AM | BY: MARTIN
Explosion from Santiaguito volcano (image: @Paul_A_Wallace/twitter)
Explosion from Santiaguito volcano (image: @Paul_A_Wallace/twitter)
INSIVUMEH recorded a white fumarole in Caliente dome that rose 9,842 ft (3,000 m) above the summit.
Surveillance cameras observed weak explosions that generated a dark ash plume which reached approx. 11,483 ft (3,500 m) above the summit and drifted SW.
Material is ejected above the crater and caused weak avalanches of material on the south, southeast and southwest flanks of the Caliente dome.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 11 May 2020

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Wed, 22 Apr 2020, 06:00
INSIVUMEH reported that explosions at Santa María's Santiaguito lava-dome complex generated ash plumes that rose 800-900 m above the crater and drifted as far as 1.2 km NW, W, and SW. Avalanches of blocks descended the S, SE, and E flanks of Caliente cone. Ashfall was recorded in areas downwind including Loma Linda, San Marcos Palajunoj, and La Florida and Santa Marta fincas. ... Read all
Wed, 8 Apr 2020, 08:11
An explosion from Santiaguito volcano with Santa Maria in the background (image: INSIVUMEH)
INSIVUMEH recorded a white fumarole in Caliente dome that rose 9,842 ft (3,000 m) above the summit. ... Read all
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