Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)
Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): powerful explosion, ash to 6000 m altitude yesterday morning
Tue, 12 Jul 2016, 08:0708:07 AM | BY: T
Another explosion took place at the volcano yesterday morning (at 01:45 local time), sending an ash plume to 6000 m a.s.l. (18,000 ft), which means it was likely one of the largest in the current series of vulcanian eruptions.
Detection of the ash plume from Santiaguito yesterday morning (NOAA/CIMSS Volcanic Cloud Monitoring website)
As it occurred at night, there seem to be no direct observations, but the ash plume, which drifted west before dissipating over the Pacific, was detected on satellite imagery.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016, 14:50
The elevated activity from the Caliente lava dome continues to produce intermittent strong vulcanian eruptions every few days or so: yesterday afternoon at 16:16 local time, a powerful explosion produced an ash column that rose to 5 km altitude and generated pyroclastic flows on the SW and SE side of the lava dome. ... read all
Sat, 18 Jun 2016, 09:33
Following a relatively calm period of 3 weeks (no significant eruptions since 25 May), a powerful vulcanian explosion occurred at the Caliente lava dome again yesterday at 09:15 local time, sending an mushroom-shaped eruption column approx. 5 km into the sky. read all
Thu, 16 Jun 2016, 11:04
Heavy rainfalls in recent days generated strong lahars (mud flows) through the Nima I River bed, remobilizing some of the recently erupted loose volcanic debris. read all
Thu, 26 May 2016, 12:05
The volcano remains in its current phase dominated by intermittent, violent explosive eruptions. ... read all
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