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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

Sunday Feb 03, 2013 10:43 AM | BY: TOMPFEIFFER

Ash explosion from Santiaguito yesterday morning
Ash explosion from Santiaguito yesterday morning
Explosive activity has picked up again. There are frequent small to moderat ash emissions with plumes rising up to 1 km that drift SW and cause a constant light rain of ash in parts of Monte Claro and areas near Aldea San Marcos Palajunoj.
The lava flows on the south and southeast side of the dome were active as well and produced small avalanches.
Previous news
Friday, Feb 01, 2013
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. ... [more]
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]

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