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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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1902 (catastrophic Plinian eruption of Santa Maria), 1903, 1922-ongoing (Santiaguito dome complex)
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Dominantly explosive, formation of lava domes
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Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)

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

Monday May 11, 2020 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
Previous news
An explosion from Santiaguito volcano with Santa Maria in the background (image: INSIVUMEH)
Wednesday, Apr 08, 2020
INSIVUMEH recorded a white fumarole in Caliente dome that rose 9,842 ft (3,000 m) above the summit. ... [more]
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020
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. [more]
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]

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