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Santa Maria volcano satellite image (c) Google Earth View
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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)

Santa María / Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) activity update: ash explosions up to 800-1000 m high, viscous lava flow on S, SW and NE flank of dome

Thu, 8 Mar 2012, 07:08
07:08 AM | BY: T
During 1-2 March, explosions from Santiaguito lavadome produces ash plumes that rose 800 m above the crater and drifted 20 km W and SW. Block avalanches descended the SW flank, and lava flows were active on the S, SW, and NE flanks. Based on analyses of satellite imagery, the Washington VAAC reported that during 3-4 March ash plumes drifted SW. On 5 March an ash plume rose to an altitude of 4.6 km (15,000 ft) a.s.l.
(USGS / GVP weekly activity report)
Previous news
Tue, 28 Feb 2012, 11:05
Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala has been displaying a slightly elevated state of activity in recent days. INSIVUMEH reports moderate explosions about every 15 minutes that eject plumes of gray ash tot 600 and 800 meters above the crater, and producing an ash plume drifting to the west and SW until dissipating at about 15 km distance. ... read all
Sat, 18 Feb 2012, 08:37
Moderate explosions continue producing small gray ash columns, and ashfall in the areas of the nearby farms to the west. Weak avalanches occur from the front of the small active lava flow on the southeast side of Santiaguito. ... read all
Sat, 18 Feb 2012, 08:32
Moderate explosions producing small gray ash columns, reported ashfall in the areas of the nearby farms to the west. Weak avalanches from the front of the small active lava flow on the southeast side of Santiaguito. (Source: INSIVUMEH) ... read all
Thu, 2 Feb 2012, 00:01
INSIVUMEH reported that active lava flows on the S and SE flanks of Santa María's Santiaguito lava-dome complex generated block avalanches on 27 and 30 January. Moderate explosions generated ash plumes that rose 700 m above the complex and drifted SW and S. Strong winds caused re-suspended ash to rise 1 km high and drift several kilometers W and S. Ashfall was reported in Monte Claro (S) and Palajunoj (SW) on 27 January. read all
Thu, 19 Jan 2012, 00:01
The lava dome growth of Santiaguito continues at moderate levels. Sporadic explosions produce ash clouds that rise up to 600-800 m above the lava dome and mostly drift SW. A viscous lava flow is active on the SE flank. Block avalanches are generated from the front of the lava flow and on the SW flank, accompanied by rumbling noises. ... read all
 

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