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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 María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update: weak to moderate ash explosions, blocky lava flows

Wed, 22 Aug 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
Ash explosion from Santiaguito early on 22 Aug 2012
Ash explosion from Santiaguito early on 22 Aug 2012
Activity seems to continue with no major changes. INSIVUMEH has not published reports during the past days due to bad weather, but the seismic signal and webcam suggest that intermittent weak to moderate explosions and block avalanches from the active lava flows on the steep sides of the dome continue.
Previous news
Sun, 19 Aug 2012, 09:47
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. read all
Thu, 16 Aug 2012, 10:05
weak ash emission from Santiaguito early on 15 Aug
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
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. ... read all
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

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