Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)
Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): powerful explosions continue
Thu, 26 May 2016, 12:0512:05 PM | BY: T
The volcano remains in its current phase dominated by intermittent, violent explosive eruptions.
The ash plume from Santiaguito's explosions on 25 May 2016 (image: Rüdiger Escobar Wolf @rudigerescobar / twitter)
Two more eruptions occurred yesterday at 08:04 and 09:18 local time and produced tall ash plumes that rose approx. 5 km above the Caliente dome. They generated pyroclastic flows onto the east, south and west flanks of the dome, traveling through the river beds of San Isidro and Cabello de Ángel to a runout length of 2 km.
The ash plume dispersed in westerly directions and caused significant (more than 1 mm) ash fall in El Nuevo Palmar, San Felipe Retalhuleu, and other villages such as Las Marias, Loma Linda, San Marcos Palajunoj, in the farms El Faro, La Florida, Patzulin etc.
Mon, 23 May 2016, 08:34
Very elevated activity continues at the active Caliente lava dome. Yesterday, another two strong explosions occurred at 08:30 and around 13:00 local time. ... read all
Fri, 20 May 2016, 16:59
The current phase of intense activity at the active Caliente lava dome continues. Two more explosions occurred yesterday, at 09:34 and 09:56 local time, producing ash plumes that rose 2-3 km to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude. read all
Mon, 16 May 2016, 16:51
The activity at the Caliente lava dome remains very elevated: a series of 3 powerful explosions occurred this morning (around 07:45 local time), yesterday evening (17:45) and Saturday morning. ... read all
Sun, 8 May 2016, 11:03
The activity of the volcano remains at elevated levels. The rate of magma rising into the Caliente lava dome has been the highest during its ongoing activity in recent years. ... read all
Fri, 22 Apr 2016, 09:30
Another large eruption occurred at the Caliente dome yesterday morning, at around 6 am, with a new series of collapses that generated pyroclastic flows and an impressive ash plume that rose approx. 3 km above the lava dome. read all