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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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Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update: numerous explosions and near-constant rock avalanches

Wednesday Aug 08, 2012 05:43 AM | BY: T

Ash eruption and rock avalanche from the lava dome early on 7 Aug
Ash eruption and rock avalanche from the lava dome early on 7 Aug
Seismic signal STG1 station on 7 Aug 12-24:00 GMT
Seismic signal STG1 station on 7 Aug 12-24:00 GMT
Current seismic signal STG1 station (8 Aug)
Current seismic signal STG1 station (8 Aug)
Santiaguito's activity has been on the increase since last night. INSIVUMEH reports moderately strong explosions with incandescent material were observed frequently and generated ash plumes rising to 800 m drifting SW.
Constant small rock avalanches are generated from the fronts of the blocky lava flows on the southern flanks of the Caliente lava dome. The increased activity is well visible as intense shaking on the current seismic recordings.
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Previous news
Santiaguito volcano with an ash eruption early on 7 Aug
Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012
Weak to moderate explosions occur regularly and produce ash plumes up to 900 meters high. Avalanches of lava blocks descend on the south flank of the dome. ... [more]
2 of the flows can be seen on the webcam image from the south side (Btw, the webcam was sponsored mainly by contributions from VolcanoDiscovery to the IVM fund)
Wednesday, Aug 01, 2012
The lava dome continues to produces ash explosions, blocky lava flows and small pyroclastic flows from its growing dome. [more]
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012
Santiaguito's activity continues at elevated levels. During 29-30 July, INSIVUMEH reports weak to moderately strong explosions that produced ash columns reaching 1,500 meters height and moving west southwest for 12 km. At night the sounds of pyroclastic flows could be heard. White steam plumes rise from the lava dome to 400 m height. [more]
Seismic signal (Parador station) from the night 28-29 July (INSIVUMEH)
Monday, Jul 30, 2012
Santiaguito volcano has showed an increase in activity yesterday morning INSIVUMEH reports in its latest special bulletin. ... [more]
Explosion from Santiaguito early on 26 July
Friday, Jul 27, 2012
The activity at Santiaguito has been decreasing in the past weeks. Ash explosions from the active lava dome are becoming less intense and frequent and INSIVUMEH reports that the blocky lava flows from the dome are currently calm. ... [more]

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