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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)

Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 15:51
Explosive activity at the Caliente dome has picked up. Explosions with ash plumes rising several hundred meters have become more frequent. The lava flow on the eastern side remains active, according the the observatory's latest report.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014, 15:44
Activity remains relatively low. A moderate explosion occurred this morning, producing an ash plume that rose 700 m. Weak to moderate avalanches were seen originating from the Caliente dome's eastern flank.
Wed, 3 Dec 2014, 16:59
INSIVUMEH reports that the lava flow on the southeastern side remains active, and has been advancing at approx. 3 meters per day. Read more...
Tue, 2 Dec 2014, 10:19
Thermal image, Landsat 8 satellite, 29 Nov 2014 (credit: Rudiger Escobar Wolf @rudigerescobar / twitter)
The recently active, viscous lava flow on the southeastern side of the dome might have stopped being alimented, a recent satellite image suggests, showing that the lava flow has not advanced recently, although is still hot. INSIVUMEH no longer reports observed movements at the flow fronts. Read more...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014, 07:18
Eruption at Santiaguito yesterday (INSIVUMEH)
Both explosive and effusive activity continue from the Caliente lava dome. Read more...
Thu, 6 Nov 2014, 13:50
Ash plume from an explosion at Santiaguito on 3 Nov 2014
Explosive activity has returned to the Caliente lava dome after several months of absence. At least 3 explosions per day were seen during the recent days. Read more...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 01:16
The viscous lava flow on the eastern side continues to advance slowly. No significant explosive activity from the lava dome has been reported recently.
Wed, 1 Oct 2014, 15:11
Activity remains mainly effusive and the viscous lava flow on the SE side of the dome continues to advance slowly through the Nima 1 ravine. Read more...
Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 13:13
Steam rising from the lava flow from Santiaguito lava dome yesterday
The volcano continues to feed an active lava flow that passes through a ravine on the SE side of the dome. Its length has reached approx. 3 km, which implies it has been making approx. 30 meters progress per day during the past month. Read more...
Mon, 4 Aug 2014, 15:48
Santiaguito lava dome on 28 July; incandescence is visible at the SE rim of the dome where the viscous flow starts
Activity at the volcano is dominantly effusive. No explosions were observed during the past 24 hours, but the viscous lava flow on the SE side into the gully of Nima I river remains active. Read more...

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