Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)
Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): eruption continues with pumice-and-ash flows
Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 20:3720:37 PM | BY: MARTIN
The explosive eruption of the volcano continues characterized by vulcanian-type explosions and pyroclastic flows.
Eruption column collapse caused generating a pumice-and-ash flows at Santiaguito volcano (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
INSIVUMEH reported that seismic instruments recorded a moderate explosion at 07:15 local time yesterday producing large ash content to an altitude of 15,000 ft (4,600 m). The explosion generated a pumice-and-ash flows caused by eruption column collapse. These pyroclastic flows traveled over the Caliente dome slopes and formed phoenix clouds, as can be seen in the image. The pyroclastic flows reached the area of San Isidro river without affecting of inhabited area. Volcanic ash is dispersed towards the southwest and caused ash fall on the volcano's slopes.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 17 November 2020
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