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Santa Maria volcano satellite image (c) Google Earth View
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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

Tue, 24 Sep 2013, 17:23
17:23 PM | BY: T
View of Santiaguito with a small explosion this morning
View of Santiaguito with a small explosion this morning
After the violent explosion and partial dome collapse 3 days ago, the lava dome has returned to its typical comparably low activity. Two explosions of moderate size were observed this morning at 5:47 and 6:00 am local time, with ash plumes rising about 500 m. Ash fall occurred in the area of Monte Claro.
Previous news
Sun, 22 Sep 2013, 19:10
Explosion and pyroclastic flows from Santiaguito yesterday morning (INSIVUMEH)
Another violent eruption occurred at the lava dome yesterday morning (21 Sep) at 8:30 local time. Accompanied by explosions, the Caliente dome suddenly produced a series of major pyroclastic flows triggered by collapse of accumulated viscous lava at the southeastern rim rim and flank of the dome. The flows descended on all sides of the lava dome. ... read all
Fri, 20 Sep 2013, 09:52
Santiaguito's Caliente lava dome yesterday morning
Activity has been week with no significant changes. No explosions were reported during 18-19 Sep, but moderate rock avalanches could be heard, indicating that (some of) the lava flows on the flanks of the Caliente dome remain weakly active. ... read all
Mon, 16 Sep 2013, 15:08
Activity (both explosive and effusive) has been weak recently. ... read all
Wed, 11 Sep 2013, 10:05
INSIVUMEH reported that at 1405 on 5 September a lahar descended Santa María's Nima I drainage on the S flank carrying mostly fine sediment and 50-cm-diameter blocks, but also a small percentage of blocks 1-2 m in diameter. During 5-10 September white plumes rose 200-500 m and drifted W, SW, E, and NE. ... read all
Tue, 10 Sep 2013, 13:40
The lava dome has been relatively calm, with only few and weak explosions and small avalanches from the viscous lava flows descending on the flanks of the Caliente dome. ... read all

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