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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: sporadic small explosions, weakly active lava flows from dome

Monday Oct 15, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

Current seismic signal from STG station (INSIVUMEH)
Current seismic signal from STG station (INSIVUMEH)
A weak explosion was observed this morning at 06:01 local time. Otherwise, the lava dome has been steaming. The fronts of the lava flows remain weakly active.
Previous news
Sunday, Oct 14, 2012
Part of the southwest lava flow has collapsed in its east end, while some of the flow remains active. No explosions have occurred recently. [more]
Friday, Oct 12, 2012
No or very few explosions are occurring from the lava dome in recent days. Steaming is seen from the dome, and weak avalanches from the (stagnating) lava flows occur. [more]
Tuesday, Oct 09, 2012
There are still weak avalanches occurring from the lava flow fronts. No explosions were reported since yesterday. [more]
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]

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