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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)

Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): strong explosion yesterday morning

Tuesday Aug 25, 2015 05:52 AM | BY: T

Santiaguito's explosion yesterday morning
Santiaguito's explosion yesterday morning
A stronger than usual explosion occurred yesterday morning at 08:43 local time, producing a plume that rose approx. 2 km above the lava dome and generated small pyroclastic flows.
INSIVUMEH reported that the lava flow to the east side of the dome remains weakly active, generating small avalanches.
Previous news
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
Activity at the Caliente lava dome remains essentially unchanged. Some explosions produced ash plumes of up to 500 m height and the eastern blocky lava flow remains weakly active. [more]
Sunday, Aug 09, 2015
Activity from the volcano has been low recently. Occasional weak explosions accompany the slow effusion of a blocky lava flow descending on the eastern flank of the Caliente dome. [more]

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015
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Incandescence from the active lava flow on the flank of Santiaguito's dome
Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015
Activity has remained similar to the previous months. Occasional small explosions from the dome and a continuing active lava flow on the southeast side of Caliente dome continue. [more]
Monday, Jan 19, 2015
No significant change has occurred recently. The lava flow on the eastern side of the dome remains weakly active. Weak explosions occur from time to time. [more]
 

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