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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

Tuesday Oct 02, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

At 05.33 h local time this morning a rumbling was heard in the Nima 1 gulley. There are constant avalanches from weak to moderate active lava flows, the most active being the northeast flow. A steam plume rises 400 m above the crater.
Previous news
Monday, Oct 01, 2012
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. ... [more]
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]

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