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Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)
Tue, 30 Apr 2013, 16:29
Activity remains more or less stable, with occasional explosions from the lava dome producing ash plumes up to about 800 m high. Effusive activity in the form of avalanches from the blocky lava flows on the sides of the Caliente dome has remained relatively weak.
Sat, 27 Apr 2013, 07:52
Eruption plume from Santiaguito yesterday morning.
The rate and size of explosions from the lava dome has risen a bit when compared to the previous week. Some of the explosions, about 1-2 per hour, produce plumes almost 1 km high.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013, 15:54
Explosions of moderate size have been observed producing ash plumes reaching up to 900 m height, and causing light ash fall in the areas of Finca El Rosario and near San Marcos Palajunoj. Strong degassing noises were sometimes heard and some avalanches occurred from the flows on the NE and S sides of the active lava dome.
Sat, 20 Apr 2013, 08:08
INSIVUMEH reports weak to moderate explosions producing dense gray ash plumes rising to up to 1 km above the lava dome and drifting west for more than 10 km. The lava flows have picked up activity as well and advanced within the gullies of Nima Nima I and II.
Sun, 14 Apr 2013, 08:55
Activity has been low recently. Few weak to moderate explosions continue to occur from time to time at the lava dome, with ash plumes reported 5-700 m high and drifting for about 10 km to the west.
Mon, 8 Apr 2013, 15:07
Activity has remained weak with infrequent, mostly small explosions from the dome, and no or little movement at the lava flows from the Caliente dome.
Sat, 6 Apr 2013, 15:03
The Caliente lava dome of Santiaguito this morning
Light ash fall from occasional small explosions has been reported in Finca Faro, Finca Florida and until San Felipe Reu. The lava dome otherwise has been very calm over the past days.
Thu, 4 Apr 2013, 17:12
Activity has been low in recent days. The observatory reports that the lava flows have been calm today, and that only one weak explosion was heard (not seen due to mist hovering over the lava dome).
Tue, 2 Apr 2013, 14:41
Explosive activity has been weak, but INSIVUMEH reports that the lava flows are producing constant avalanches, or in other words are well alimented at the moment. ...more
Sun, 31 Mar 2013, 10:37
Santiaguito and Santa Maria on a clear morning yesterday
Activity has remained weak. Only few small explosions occurred from the dome and the block lava flows on the flanks of the dome showed little movement recently, in the form of small avalanches from their steep fronts. ...more
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