Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)
Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): incandescent avalanches
Sun, 23 Aug 2020, 18:1018:10 PM | BY: MARTIN
INSIVUMEH reported that incandescence avalanches continue to be observed in the Caliente dome and caused avalanches of material in S-SE-SW direction that reached the base of the dome.
Incandescent avalanches from Santiaguito volcano on 20 August (image: INSIVUMEH)
A weak to moderate explosions are generated which reached approx. 10,826-11,811 ft (3,300-3,600 m) altitude and extending about 10-12 km of the volcano.
Seismicity remained elevated including periods of high amplitude tremor.
A weak to moderate lahars (mud flows) occurred as the heavy rainfalls remobilised the fresh ash deposits in the upper part of the dome.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 23 August 2020
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