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Santa Maria volcano satellite image (c) Google Earth View
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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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Santiaguito volcano eruptions:
1902 (catastrophic Plinian eruption of Santa Maria), 1903, 1922-ongoing (Santiaguito dome complex)
Typical eruption style:
Dominantly explosive, formation of lava domes
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Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)

Santa Maria / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala), activity update: hot lahar

Fri, 10 Aug 2012, 08:12
08:12 AM | BY: T
There was a hot lahar yesterday at 21:50 h local time in the Nima 1 ravine which drained large amount of volcanic material and blocks. It lasted 15 minutes during which the windows of the observatory were vibrating.
Previous news
Thu, 9 Aug 2012, 06:17
Current seismic signal at Santiaguito, showing the continuing rockfalls from the active lava flows
2 weak explosions were recorded yesterday at 05.10 and 5:50 pm producing gray ash plumes rising 300 m. Constant avalanches and active lava flows are present from the northeast, southeast, southwest and south and west flanks of the dome, which can be seen glowing at night. The rockfall signal is currently well visible on the seismogram. ... read all
Wed, 8 Aug 2012, 05:43
Ash eruption and rock avalanche from the lava dome early on 7 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. read all
Tue, 7 Aug 2012, 08:15
Santiaguito volcano with an ash eruption early on 7 Aug
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. read all
Wed, 1 Aug 2012, 07:30
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)
The lava dome continues to produces ash explosions, blocky lava flows and small pyroclastic flows from its growing dome. ... read all
Tue, 31 Jul 2012, 07:18
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. ... read all
 

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