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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 María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Tuesday Oct 09, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

There are still weak avalanches occurring from the lava flow fronts. No explosions were reported since yesterday.
Previous news
Monday, Oct 08, 2012
The lava flow front has short weak incandescent avalanches in the morning. ... [more]
Monday, Oct 08, 2012
The lava flow front produced weak incandescent avalanches in the morning. ... [more]
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]

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