Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours
8-16 May 2021: From Stromboli to Etna - Sicila and Eolian Islands (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
 
Santa Maria volcano satellite image (c) Google Earth View
Santa Maria volcano satellite image (c) Google Earth View
Santiaguito volcano
Stratovolcano 3772 m (12,375 ft)
Guatemala, 14.76°N / -91.55°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
Santiaguito webcams / live data | Reports
Books
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
Last earthquakes nearby
Santiaguito volcano tours
Volcanoes in the land of the Maya (15-days study trip and expedition to Guatemala's volcanoes)

Latest satellite images

Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
 

Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)

Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Mon, 13 Aug 2012, 12:05
12:05 PM | BY: T
Santiaguito volcano with an ash eruption early on 13 Aug
Santiaguito volcano with an ash eruption early on 13 Aug
An explosion at 05:49 local tie ejected an 800 m high ash plume and caused ash fall at Finca la Floridaand around San Marcos Palajunoj. Only few and weak rock avalanches were reported since yesterday.
Previous news
Sun, 12 Aug 2012, 12:05
Moderate explosion at 06:08 (INSIVUMEH)
A moderate explosion occurred today at 06:08 and expelled a grayish ash column rising to a height of 800 meters above the active lava dome and drifting west, resulting in ash fall over areas of Finca Monte Bello and part of the Village Loma Linda. read all
Fri, 10 Aug 2012, 08:12
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. ... read all
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

More on VolcanoDiscovery

Why is there advertising on this site?
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.