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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, active lava flows

Monday Oct 01, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

Today, there were 2 weak explosions at 06:08 and 6:24 hours and a moderate one with incandescent material at 04:06 hours local time, generating ash plumes rising 600-800 m.
Few weak to moderate avalanches occur from active lava flow fronts.
Previous news
Explosion Sep 29. 2012 (INSIVUMEH)
Sunday, Sep 30, 2012
At 05:18 hours local time yesterday, a rumbling was heard from the Nima 1 valley above the observatory. Most of the time, the dome is degassing with a 400 m steam plume. ... [more]
Current seismic signal from STG station (INSIVUMEH)
Thursday, Sep 27, 2012
The volcano is almost continuously hidden in clouds, but the seismic signal suggests ongoing rock avalanches from probably still weakly active lava flows on the dome flanks. [more]
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012
Small avalanches from the southern side of the dome and few weak explosions ejecting ash clouds to 200-300 m height occurred during the past 24 hours. [more]
Sunday, Sep 23, 2012
Small explosions with fine ash columns rising to between 300 and 400 meters above the crater, moving southwest. Degassing steam plumes of 100-150 m height, small avalanches on the southern slope of the dome. [more]
Current seismic signal from STG1 station (INSIVUMEH)
Saturday, Sep 22, 2012
INSIVUMEH reports only steaming from the lava dome, but the seismic signal still shows what probably are near-constant rockfalls from the steep slopes and still active (?) lava flows on its flanks. [more]

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