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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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1902 (catastrophic Plinian eruption of Santa Maria), 1903, 1922-ongoing (Santiaguito dome complex)
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Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)

Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): explosive and effusive activity continue

Friday Nov 14, 2014 07:18 AM | BY: T

Eruption at Santiaguito yesterday (INSIVUMEH)
Eruption at Santiaguito yesterday (INSIVUMEH)
Both explosive and effusive activity continue from the Caliente lava dome.
The observatory reports weak ash explosions ejecting plumes that rise approx. 500 m. The length of the viscous lava flow to the SE is now more than 3.3 km long and has two active fronts, one inside the Nima1 river bed, the other outside its banks.
Previous news
Ash plume from an explosion at Santiaguito on 3 Nov 2014
Thursday, Nov 06, 2014
Explosive activity has returned to the Caliente lava dome after several months of absence. At least 3 explosions per day were seen during the recent days. ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
The viscous lava flow on the eastern side continues to advance slowly. No significant explosive activity from the lava dome has been reported recently. [more]
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014
Activity remains mainly effusive and the viscous lava flow on the SE side of the dome continues to advance slowly through the Nima 1 ravine. ... [more]
Steam rising from the lava flow from Santiaguito lava dome yesterday
Friday, Sep 12, 2014
The volcano continues to feed an active lava flow that passes through a ravine on the SE side of the dome. Its length has reached approx. 3 km, which implies it has been making approx. 30 meters progress per day during the past month. ... [more]
Santiaguito lava dome on 28 July; incandescence is visible at the SE rim of the dome where the viscous flow starts
Monday, Aug 04, 2014
Activity at the volcano is dominantly effusive. No explosions were observed during the past 24 hours, but the viscous lava flow on the SE side into the gully of Nima I river remains active. ... [more]

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