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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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Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Tuesday Dec 02, 2014 10:19 AM | BY: T

Thermal image, Landsat 8 satellite, 29 Nov 2014 (credit: Rudiger Escobar Wolf @rudigerescobar / twitter)
Thermal image, Landsat 8 satellite, 29 Nov 2014 (credit: Rudiger Escobar Wolf @rudigerescobar / twitter)
The recently active, viscous lava flow on the southeastern side of the dome might have stopped being alimented, a recent satellite image suggests, showing that the lava flow has not advanced recently, although is still hot. INSIVUMEH no longer reports observed movements at the flow fronts.
Degassing and occasional small explosions continue to occur from the Caliente lava dome.
Previous news
Eruption at Santiaguito yesterday (INSIVUMEH)
Friday, Nov 14, 2014
Both explosive and effusive activity continue from the Caliente lava dome. ... [more]
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]

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