Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)
Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update
Friday Feb 01, 2013 16:13 PM | BY: TOMPFEIFFER
The eruption remains relatively weak and mainly effusive, with the slow extrusion of lava flows descending the flanks of the dome and producing small to moderate avalanches.
Ash generated by this process is currently blown mainly towards the south where light ash fall occurs, namely in Lotificación las Marías and areas near San Felipe Reu.
Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Activity was low today. Only some small explosions and few small to moderately sized avalanches from the active flows were reported. [more]
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013
Activity today remained low. Only few and very weak explosions and small block avalanches from the active flows were reported by INSIVUMEH. [more]
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Activity has been low today. No significant explosions have been noticed and the lava flows were only weakly active as well. [more]
Monday, Jan 28, 2013
Activity has remained the same: 1-2 explosions per hour with ash plumes rising up to 800 m and weak avalanches from the active flows descending the flanks of the lava dome. [more]
Sunday, Jan 27, 2013
Explosive activity continues to resume. 2 explosions occurred today at 5:45 and 6:03 am local time and produced ash plumes rising about 800 m. INSIVUMEH reports that such explosions occur at a rate of approximately 2 per hour. [more]