Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)
Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update: weak to moderate explosions, active lava flow from dome
Weak to moderate explosions produce ash clouds rising 400-900 m and drift mostly W and SW to about 10 km distance before dissipating, and light ash fall can be observed in the areas of Monte Claro nd nearby.
Sun, 19 Aug 2012, 09:4709:47 AM | BY: T
Weak avalanches occur mostly from the lava flow on the SW flank of the lava dome.
Thu, 16 Aug 2012, 10:05
Infrequent explosions produce ash columns up to about 1000 m height. The lava flows have been a bit less active recently and the number of avalanches they produced has subsided as well. ... read all
Tue, 14 Aug 2012, 10:05
Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update: explosions with ash plumes rising 700-1000 m, 4 active lava flows
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. ... read all
Mon, 13 Aug 2012, 12:05
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
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