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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, 31 Jul 2012, 07:18
Santiaguito's activity continues at elevated levels. During 29-30 July, INSIVUMEH reports weak to moderately strong explosions that produced ash columns reaching 1,500 meters height and moving west southwest for 12 km. At night the sounds of pyroclastic flows could be heard. White steam plumes rise from the lava dome to 400 m height.
Mon, 30 Jul 2012, 15:33
Seismic signal (Parador station) from the night 28-29 July (INSIVUMEH)
Santiaguito volcano has showed an increase in activity yesterday morning INSIVUMEH reports in its latest special bulletin. Read more... read all
Fri, 27 Jul 2012, 08:48
Explosion from Santiaguito early on 26 July
The activity at Santiaguito has been decreasing in the past weeks. Ash explosions from the active lava dome are becoming less intense and frequent and INSIVUMEH reports that the blocky lava flows from the dome are currently calm. Read more... read all
Wed, 27 Jun 2012, 09:19
A moderate explosion occurred at 05:47 26 June producing a 600 m tall ash column drifting SE, and causing ash fall in the areas of Finca San José and Finca La Quina. Weak avalanches descended from the SE side of the dome and the lava flow front on its SW side. After 21:00 at night, a small lahar descended into the Nimá I river.
Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 10:05
Based on seismic data and visual observations, INSIVUMEH reported that on 6 June a lahar traveled down Santa María's Rio Nima I drainage. During 6-7 and 10-12 June explosions from Santiaguito lava-dome complex produced ash plumes that rose 400-800 m above the crater and drifted SW. Lava flows produced block avalanches.
Fri, 1 Jun 2012, 10:05
During 22-23 and 28-29 May explosions from Santa María's Santiaguito lava-dome complex produced ash plumes that rose 400-900 m above Caliente dome and drifted E, SE, and S. Read more...
Thu, 24 May 2012, 09:31
INSIVUMEH reported that on 21 May a lahar traveled down Santa María's Rio Nima II drainage, carrying tree branches and 40-cm-wide lava blocks. Read more... read all
Thu, 17 May 2012, 10:05
During 13-14 May incandescent explosions from Santa María's Caliente dome produced ash plumes that rose 700 m above the crater and drifted WSW. Avalanches from the dome and lava-flow fronts descended the flanks.
Thu, 3 May 2012, 09:09
On 25 April a lahar traveled down Santa María's Rio Nima II drainage, carrying 1.5-m-wide blocks and tree branches. Read more...
Thu, 12 Apr 2012, 10:05
On 7 April multiple ash clouds from explosions at Santa María drifted 37 km SW and 11 km S. Read more... read all

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