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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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1902 (catastrophic Plinian eruption of Santa Maria), 1903, 1922-ongoing (Santiaguito dome complex)
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Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)

Santa Maria / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Monday Oct 08, 2012 12:05 PM | BY: T

The lava flow front produced weak incandescent avalanches in the morning.
No explosive activity has taken place during the past 24 hours, only a white steam plume is rising from the lava dome.
Previous news
The small pyroclastic flow this morning (INSIVUMEH)
Saturday, Oct 06, 2012
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. [more]
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]

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