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Santa Maria volcano (Guatemala) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 26 August-1 September 2020 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
INSIVUMEH reported that during 26 August-1 September explosions at Santa María's Santiaguito lava-dome complex generated ash plumes that rose as high as 1 km above the crater and drifted as far as 1 km W and SW. Block avalanches descended multiple flanks of Caliente cone; some reached the base of the cone and were sometimes accompanied by small pyroclastic flows. The lava dome was incandescent most nights, sometimes for prolonged periods of time.

Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismologia, Vulcanologia, Meteorologia, e Hidrologia (INSIVUMEH)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2020. Report on Santa Maria. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 26 August-1 September 2020. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Incandescent avalanches from Santiaguito volcano on 20 August (image: INSIVUMEH)
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