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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

Thu, 29 May 2014, 09:16
09:16 AM | BY: T
The new lava flow on the eastern flank of the Caliente dome continues to advance slowly and produce avalanches. Small explosions occurred, generating ash plumes up to 700 m high. Rainfalls caused a medium-sized lahar in the Nima I river yesterday at dawn.
Previous news
Tue, 27 May 2014, 15:39
A new viscous lava flow has started to slowly descend through the ravine on the eastern flank of the Caliente dome. Rock falls and strong degassing accompany this activity. ... read all
Thu, 22 May 2014, 07:37
Following the partial collapse of the upper part of the Caliente lava dome on 9 May, the activity of Santiaguito has remained relatively low. read all
Thu, 15 May 2014, 08:24
As expected, heavy rainfalls triggered a hot lahar (turbulent flow of mud, boulders and ash deposits mixed with water) that traveled down the Nima I river valley yesterday. The lahar carried lava blocks up to 2 m in diameter as well as many tree branches and trunks. ... read all
Sat, 10 May 2014, 11:05
Ash clouds from Santiaguito on the morning of 9 May 2014 (INSIVUMEH)
A strong eruptive phase occurred yesterday from around 10 am local time and produced a series of pyroclastic flows that affected the southern and eastern slopes of the Caliente lava dome. Associated co-igimbrite ash plumes rose to estimated 7-8 km altitude. read all
Mon, 28 Apr 2014, 15:03
Activity remains relatively low and unchanged. Occasional explosions from the lava dome produce small ash plumes generally lower than 1 km. Only few avalanches were reported lately, suggesting that effusion rate has dropped. ... read all
 

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