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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

Thursday Jan 02, 2014 15:34 PM | BY: T

Weak to moderate explosions and abundant rock falls from the active flows on the NE and SE side of the Caliente lava dome were reported by INSIVUMEH.
Previous news
Explosion at Santiaguuito this morning
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
The observatory reports little changes: an explosion occurred with an ash plume of 900 m height, and avalanches continue to descend from the active block lava flows. [more]
Monday, Dec 09, 2013
No significant changes in activity occurred, which consists of sporadic small ash explosions and constant avalanches from the active block lava flows descending on the sides of the dome. [more]
Thursday, Dec 05, 2013
Explosive and effusive activity have continued with little variation. Explosions sent ash plumes up to 700 m above the crater, and block lava effusion continues mainly at the eastern side of the Caliente dome where weak to moderate constant avalanches occur. [more]
Santiaguito's Caliente lava dome yesterday morning (INSIVUMEH)
Saturday, Nov 30, 2013
Activity has been mainly effusive during the past days; no or few explosions occurred yesterday. The volcano observatory reports abundant avalanches from the active lava flows mainly on the NE side of the Caliente lava dome. [more]
Santiaguito volcano this morning (INSIVUMEH)
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013
The INSIVUMEH observatory reports weak to moderate explosions with ash plumes up to 700 m height and constant block avalanches from the rims of the Caliente lava dome, sign that effusive activity has increased somewhat. [more]

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