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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, 18 Mar 2014, 17:01
17:01 PM | BY: T
Activity remains essentially unchanged. Viscous lava flows are active on the E and SW sides of the Caliente dome.
INSIVUMEH warns against the potential of hot lahars that the current and expected heavy rainfalls could trigger, re-mobilizing loose pyroclastic material that has been accumulating at the feet of the dome. The draining riverbeds of Nima I, Nima II, Samala, and San Isidro are the areas most at risk.
Previous news
Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 17:28
Santiaguito's lava dome on 3 March
Activity remains dominantly effusive. Viscous lava flows are active mainly at the S and NE flanks of the dome, causing constant avalanches. ... read all
Sun, 2 Mar 2014, 08:25
Santiaguito's Caliente lava dome yesterday morning
The activity has remained unchanged, dominated by slow extrusion and avalanches of blocky lava mainly from the SE and NE flanks of the Caliente dome. read all
Mon, 24 Feb 2014, 16:39
Activity at the volcano remains similar to the previous weeks. Effusion of lava keeps the flows at the eastern and southeastern sides of the Caliente dome active, where avalanches occur. No explosions were reported by the observatory this morning. ... read all
Sun, 16 Feb 2014, 12:58
Santiaguito volcano Friday morning
Activity at the volcano has not changed and remains dominantly effusive. Several blocky flows descend from the upper flanks of the Caliente dome, mostly on the E and SW side, generating constant avalanches. Occasional explosions with ash plumes of 500-800 m height occur as well. ... read all
Thu, 6 Feb 2014, 16:07
Activity has shown no to little variations but has decreased a bit overall. The lava dome has currently active flows on the SW and NE flanks and continues to produce small to moderate ash explosions from time to time. ... read all
 

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