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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

Friday Jan 25, 2013 17:05 PM | BY: T

Explosions have been becoming more frequent; the volcano observatory reports weak to moderate ones with ash plumes rising up to 900 m during the past day. Effusion of lava flows continues.
Previous news
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
Activity has been comparably elevated today, with ash explosions reaching 700 m above the crater of the Caliente dome. The lava flows remained active as well and continued to produce frequent incandescent avalanches. [more]
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013
After several days of relatively weak activity, an increase in lava effusion has been observed. INSIVUMEH reports that the lava flows descending from the dome on the S, SE and NE side are advancing 5-7 meters per day. The SE flow enters the gulley of rio Nimá I. ... [more]
Monday, Jan 21, 2013
Activity remains relatively low. No recent explosions were reported. The lava flows on the southern and SE side of the dome continue to produce glowing avalanches. [more]
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013
The activity has remained essentially unchanged but lower than last week. ... [more]
Explosion on the morning of 10 Jan with what could have been a small pyroclastic flow (INSIVUMEH webcam)
Thursday, Jan 10, 2013
Activity remains elevated with 4 active lava flows from the dome which generate constant rock avalanches.. A steam plume rises from the crater to 250 m height. ... [more]

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