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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)

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Tue, 21 Jun 2005, 07:46

Incandescent blocks are extruded as up to 15 m high spines (?) from the lava dome inside the crater of the "Domo Caliente" (the glowing dome). Explosions create gray steam and ash plumes of up to 1,4 km height. Since February, a small lava flow on the SE flank of the lava dome is active, producing small avalanches of blocks detaching from its front, that accumuate in a delta at about 1450 m a.s.l.

Tue, 14 Jun 2005, 00:04

Degassing from the summit crater dome produces a white steam plume of about 100m height, while near-constant incandescent rock-falls detach from the active dome.

Sat, 4 Jun 2005, 00:16

Yesterday, a small dome collapse occurred at Santa Maria volcano, producing a pyroclastic flow and ash cloud that caused light ash fall in some sourrounding areas of the volcano (Florida, Faro and la Mosqueta). 5 minor explosions took place during the past 24 hours, producing eruptinon columns of 0,8-1,2 km height, lasting few minutes and causing very fine ash fall up to 15km distance to the SSE of the volcano.

Wed, 25 May 2005, 22:35

From the GVP/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 18-24 May 2005:

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