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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)

Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala), pyroclastic flow

Thursday Feb 14, 2013 15:45 PM | BY: T

A pyroclastic flow occurred from the NE side of the lava dome and reached the base of Santa Maria mountain.
Visual observations over the past days were generally poor due to cloud cover. The same goes for Fuego volcano, from which only weak rumblings were heard.
Previous news
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
No significant changes have occurred over the past days. Explosions from the lava dome occur at rates of about 1-2 per hour and produce ash plumes rising a few 100 m. The lava flows descending the dome, in particular on the SE side, are weakly active and produce small avalanches. [more]
Thursday, Feb 07, 2013
Explosive activity continued to pick up a bit again. ... [more]
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]
 

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