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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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Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Sun, 5 Jan 2014, 08:20
08:20 AM | BY: T
Small rock avalanche from the Caliente lava dome
Small rock avalanche from the Caliente lava dome
The volcano observatory reports no changes in activity: abundant degassing, weak to moderate explosions with ash plumes rising 500-700 m and constant block avalanches from the lava flows on the east and SW flanks of the dome.
Previous news
Thu, 2 Jan 2014, 15:34
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. ... read all
Tue, 10 Dec 2013, 15:34
Explosion at Santiaguuito this morning
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. ... read all
Mon, 9 Dec 2013, 15:35
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. ... read all
Thu, 5 Dec 2013, 09:47
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. ... read all
Sat, 30 Nov 2013, 08:21
Santiaguito's Caliente lava dome yesterday morning (INSIVUMEH)
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. ... read all
 

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