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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)

Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala), activity update

Friday Jan 08, 2010 17:26 PM |

The Santiaguito lava dome complex with a typical ash eruption in late Dec 2009. (Photo: Y. Chebli)
The Santiaguito lava dome complex with a typical ash eruption in late Dec 2009. (Photo: Y. Chebli)
During our pilot expedition to the volcanoes of Guatemala in Dec 2009, Santigaguito lava dome was observed between 25-28 Dec. The lava dome produced ash eruptions roughly every 0.5-3 hours with plumes reaching up to 300-1000 m elevation. On one occasion, a small pyroclastic flow was observed travelling down on the SW side of the lava dome.
Previous news
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009
On 26 February there was an eruption on Santa María's Santiaguito lava ... [more]
Friday, Nov 21, 2008
It was reported that ash puffs from Santa María's Santiaguito lava dome complex drifted SW on 11 and 15 November. [more]
Saturday, Jun 21, 2008
Over the past weeks, activity at from Santa María's Santiaguito lava dome complex was mild to low, producing produced ash plumes rising to 4.1-4.4 km (13,500-14,400 ft) a.s.l. [more]
Thursday, Feb 21, 2008
Avalanches from lava flows were reported on 6 February on the W flank of Santa María's Santiaguito lava dome complex. ... [more]
Friday, Feb 08, 2008
The Washington VAAC reported that gas plumes with possible ash content from Santa María's Santiaguito lava on 30 January. [more]

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