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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

Wed, 3 Oct 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
There have been few explosions with ash columns 700 meters high, spreading south, southwest, on Palajunoj region.
Constant activity on the fronts of active lava flows, generating avalanches of blocks deposited within the river banks Nima I and II.
Previous news
Tue, 2 Oct 2012, 10:05
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. ... read all
Mon, 1 Oct 2012, 10:05
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. read all
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
 

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