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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 María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update: explosions with ash plumes rising 700-1000 m, 4 active lava flows

Tue, 14 Aug 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
STG6 station early today with a saturated signal (INSIVUMEH)
STG6 station early today with a saturated signal (INSIVUMEH)
Activity has been higher at Santiaguito yesterday with weak to moderate explosions generating plumes to 700-1000 m height which drifted SW. There are 4 active lava flows on the flanks of the cone that produce constant rock avalanches, and a fully saturated seismic signal.
Previous news
Mon, 13 Aug 2012, 12:05
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. ... read all
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

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