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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) 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)

Santiaguito Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EM to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Sun, 7 Feb 2021, 15:30
15:30 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX23 at 15:15 UTC, 07/02/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210207/1513Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SANTA MARIA 342030
PSN: N1445 W09133

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 12375 FT [3772 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2021/003

INFO SOURCE: GOES-16. NWP MODELS. VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM

OBS VA DTG: 07/1450Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL150 N1446 W09134 - N1444 W09132
- N1439 W09141 - N1444 W09143 - N1446 W09134 MOV
W 10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 07/2100Z SFC/FL150 N1446 W09133
- N1444 W09132 - N1428 W09202 - N1438 W09208 -
N1446 W09133

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 08/0300Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 08/0900Z NO VA EXP

RMK: VA EM SEEN IN STLT MOV WSW AND EXTND APRX 10
NM FROM SUMMIT. VCY CLR OF MET CLDS. ...VELASCO

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210207/2115Z

Previous news

Wed, 16 Dec 2020, 09:44
Strong degassing from Santiaguito volcano (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
After the moderate-to-strong pyroclastic flows as we reported in the last update, fumarolic activity continues to be observed characterized by moderate-to-strong near-constant degassing as can be seen in the image. Gas-steam plumes containing some amount of ash rose 1,640 ft (500 m) above the summit and drifted W-SW. ... read all
Sun, 13 Dec 2020, 08:35
Block-and-ash flows from Santiaguito volcano (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
The activity at the volcano increased since 11 December characterized by moderate-to-strong pyroclastic flows as INSIVUMEH reported. ... read all

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