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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): small pyroclastic flow

Saturday Oct 06, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

The small pyroclastic flow this morning (INSIVUMEH)
The small pyroclastic flow this morning (INSIVUMEH)
A weak pyroclastic flow occurred earlier this morning at 06:01 hours from the SE-S side of the dome and produced an ash plume rising to 100 meters above the crater and causing minor ash fall on areas of Finca el Faro and San Jose.
Previous news
Friday, Oct 05, 2012
Weak to moderate explosions with ash plumes of up to 400 m height drifting west and northeast. Lava flows were active on the northeast and southeast sides of the cone and approached the Nima I gulley. [more]
Thursday, Oct 04, 2012
Red glow could be seen at night from the lava dome. At 06:00 this morning, a small explosion sent an ash plume rising 600 m. [more]
Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012
There have been few explosions with ash columns 700 meters high, spreading south, southwest, on Palajunoj region. ... [more]
Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012
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. [more]
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]

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