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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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1902 (catastrophic Plinian eruption of Santa Maria), 1903, 1922-ongoing (Santiaguito dome complex)
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Dominantly explosive, formation of lava domes
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Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)

Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Thursday Feb 07, 2013 10:22 AM | BY: T

Explosive activity continued to pick up a bit again.
INSIVUMEH reported 2 weak and one moderate ash explosion from the dome during an hour in the morning of yesterday, with ash plumes rising up to about 600 m. Ash fall occurred in the areas of Finca El Faro and parts of Monte Claro.
The lava flow on the southeast side of the doe was active and generated weak avalanches.
Previous news
Monday, Feb 04, 2013
Activity has remained the same. Some moderate explosions with plumes rising 800 m were observed during yesterday-today, as well as avalanches from the still active flows on the flanks of the dome. [more]
Ash explosion from Santiaguito yesterday morning
Sunday, Feb 03, 2013
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. ... [more]
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]

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