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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)
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Dominantly explosive, formation of lava domes
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Volcano news: Santa Maria (Guatemala)

Santiaguito volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EM IDENTIFIED ON STLT

Friday Jun 02, 2017 17:30 PM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX22 at 17:15 UTC, 02/06/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170602/1704Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SANTA MARIA 342030
PSN: N1446 W09133

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 12375 FT [3772 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/011

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GFS WINDS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM IDENTIFIED ON STLT

OBS VA DTG: 02/1615Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL150 N1437 W09130 - N1426 W09124 - N1425 W09131 -
N1437 W09130

FCST VA CLD +6H: SFC/FL150 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12H: NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18H: NO ASH EXP

RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. SMALL PUFF OF ASH OBS 17NM S OF SUMMIT MOV
S. HEIGHT UNCERTAIN DUE TO OBS MOTION DOES NOT AGREE WITH MODEL
FORECAST
WINDS...GAETANO

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20170602/2300



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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
During 4-5 May, 10-12 explosions occurred from the lava dome. A strong lahar descended on 6 May, starting from 21:45 local time. The mud flow was 30 m wide and 2.5 m deep, and descended the Cabello de Ángel drainage, a tributary of the Nimá I river drainage on Santa María’s S flank, carrying branches, tree trunks, and blocks up to 2 m in diameter. (INSIVUMEH) ... read all

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