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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)

Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update: block lava flows, infrequent small ash explosions

Thursday Oct 25, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

Ash explosion and a clear view of the lava dome this morning (INSIVUMEH)
Ash explosion and a clear view of the lava dome this morning (INSIVUMEH)
A mild ash explosion from the lava dome occurred this morning with a weak plume rising to 3100 m altitude. Activity otherwise remains mainly effusive. The thick block lava flows that descend from the summit are still weakly active and produce avalanches of rocks detaching from their fronts.
Previous news
Ash explosion from Santiaguito this morning
Sunday, Oct 21, 2012
There are occasional weak explosions with small ash plumes. [more]
Sunday, Oct 21, 2012
There are occasional weak explosions with small ash plumes. [more]
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012
An explosion occurred at 06:09 h local time and produced a white column of 600 meters height that spread eastward. ... [more]
Current seismic signal from STG station (INSIVUMEH)
Monday, Oct 15, 2012
A weak explosion was observed this morning at 06:01 local time. Otherwise, the lava dome has been steaming. The fronts of the lava flows remain weakly active. [more]
Sunday, Oct 14, 2012
Part of the southwest lava flow has collapsed in its east end, while some of the flow remains active. No explosions have occurred recently. [more]

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