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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

Mon, 1 Oct 2012, 10:05
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
Sun, 30 Sep 2012, 07:02
Explosion Sep 29. 2012 (INSIVUMEH)
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. read all
Thu, 27 Sep 2012, 08:44
Current seismic signal from STG station (INSIVUMEH)
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. ... read all
Tue, 25 Sep 2012, 10:05
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. ... read all
Sun, 23 Sep 2012, 10:05
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. ... read all
Sat, 22 Sep 2012, 07:39
Current seismic signal from STG1 station (INSIVUMEH)
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. ... read all
 

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