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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 Maria / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update: weak to moderate explosions

Sat, 15 Sep 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
Santiaguito 09/13/2012 (INSIVUMEH)
Santiaguito 09/13/2012 (INSIVUMEH)
INSIVUMEH reports weak to moderate explosions expelling gray ash columns 700 feet high moving southwest. Some moderate explosions are accompanied by rumbling sounds. There are constant incandescent avalanches from the active lava flows.
Previous news
Thu, 13 Sep 2012, 10:05
A moderate explosion occurred yesterday at 05:38 and produced a gray ash plume of 700 m height and drifting 3 km SW, where light ash fall occurred (Parcelamiento Monte Claro). Weak rumblings and a steam plume are noted from the lava dome. ... read all
Tue, 11 Sep 2012, 10:05
Santiaguito is relatively calm. There were no explosions reported, only strong degassing generating a steam plume rising 250-300 m and weak block avalanches from the NE and S flanks of the lava dome. ... read all
Mon, 10 Sep 2012, 10:05
The volcano has been relatively calm. INSIVUMEH only reports some weak to moderate soundso of degassing and avalanches. ... read all
Sat, 8 Sep 2012, 09:29
Few weak to moderate explosions ejecting ash columns 300 and 700 feet high, spreading west, northwest, over the region of the village of El Rosario and San Marcos, Palajunoj. Constant activity in the 4 active lava flows, generating avalanches of blocks deposited within the river banks Nima Nima I and II. ... read all
Thu, 6 Sep 2012, 06:43
INSIVUMEH reported that on 29 August fumarolic plumes from Santa María's Caliente dome rose 250-300 m and drifted SE. Small avalanches were active on the S part of the dome. Explosions on 3 September produced ash plumes that rose 200-800 m above Caliente dome and drifted W and SW. ... read all

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