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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, 16 Jul 2016, 11:46
A strong explosion (another in the ongoing series) occurred at the Caliente lava dome yesterday at 13:30 local time. According to INSIVUMEH, it generated an ash column that rose to approx. 5 km altitude, i.e. about 2500 m above the dome.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016, 08:07
Detection of the ash plume from Santiaguito yesterday morning (NOAA/CIMSS Volcanic Cloud Monitoring website)
Another explosion took place at the volcano yesterday morning (at 01:45 local time), sending an ash plume to 6000 m a.s.l. (18,000 ft), which means it was likely one of the largest in the current series of vulcanian eruptions. Read more...
Mon, 27 Jun 2016, 14:50
Eruption of Santiaguito yesterday (photo: Geól. Sergio Almazán ‏@chematierra / INSIVUMEH / Twitter)
The elevated activity from the Caliente lava dome continues to produce intermittent strong vulcanian eruptions every few days or so: yesterday afternoon at 16:16 local time, a powerful explosion produced an ash column that rose to 5 km altitude and generated pyroclastic flows on the SW and SE side of the lava dome. Read more... read all
Sat, 18 Jun 2016, 09:33
Eruption of Santiaguito yesterday (photo: Carlos Gonzales / @stereo100xela / twitter)
Following a relatively calm period of 3 weeks (no significant eruptions since 25 May), a powerful vulcanian explosion occurred at the Caliente lava dome again yesterday at 09:15 local time, sending an mushroom-shaped eruption column approx. 5 km into the sky. Read more...
Thu, 16 Jun 2016, 11:04
Heavy rainfalls in recent days generated strong lahars (mud flows) through the Nima I River bed, remobilizing some of the recently erupted loose volcanic debris. Read more...
Thu, 26 May 2016, 12:05
The ash plume from Santiaguito's explosions on 25 May 2016 (image: Rüdiger Escobar Wolf ‏@rudigerescobar / twitter)
The volcano remains in its current phase dominated by intermittent, violent explosive eruptions. Read more... read all
Mon, 23 May 2016, 08:34
Explosion from Santiaguito yesterday 13:00 local time - two pyroclastic flows can be seen left and right at the base of the column (image: CONRED)
Very elevated activity continues at the active Caliente lava dome. Yesterday, another two strong explosions occurred at 08:30 and around 13:00 local time. Read more... read all
Fri, 20 May 2016, 16:59
Eruption column of Santiaguito yesterday (image: Meteorología GT / facebook)
The current phase of intense activity at the active Caliente lava dome continues. Two more explosions occurred yesterday, at 09:34 and 09:56 local time, producing ash plumes that rose 2-3 km to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude. Read more...
Mon, 16 May 2016, 16:51
Eruption column of Santiaguito from this morning's explosion (image: CONRED)
The activity at the Caliente lava dome remains very elevated: a series of 3 powerful explosions occurred this morning (around 07:45 local time), yesterday evening (17:45) and Saturday morning. Read more... read all
Sun, 8 May 2016, 11:03
Current seismic recording of Santiaguito showing near-continuous rockfalls (STG3 station / INSIVUMEH)
The activity of the volcano remains at elevated levels. The rate of magma rising into the Caliente lava dome has been the highest during its ongoing activity in recent years. Read more... read all
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