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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: occasional moderate ash explosions, glowing avalanches and viscous lava from from Caliente lava dome

Thu, 17 May 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
During 13-14 May incandescent explosions from Santa María's Caliente dome produced ash plumes that rose 700 m above the crater and drifted WSW. Avalanches from the dome and lava-flow fronts descended the flanks.
Previous news
Thu, 3 May 2012, 09:09
On 25 April a lahar traveled down Santa María's Rio Nima II drainage, carrying 1.5-m-wide blocks and tree branches. read all
Thu, 12 Apr 2012, 10:05
On 7 April multiple ash clouds from explosions at Santa María drifted 37 km SW and 11 km S. ... read all
Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 10:05
Santiaguito volcano's activity remained at elevated levels during the past week, the latest USGS / GVP activity summary shows. ... read all
Thu, 15 Mar 2012, 08:56
8-9 March explosions from Santa María's Santiaguito lava-dome complex generated ash plumes that rose 800-1,000 m above the crater and drifted W and SW. Block avalanches descended the SE and NW flanks. Ashfall was reported in the communities of Loma Linda, San Marcos, and Palajunoj. During 11-12 March explosions generated ash plumes that rose 800 m above the crater and drifted 20 km SSW. Ashfall was reported at the observatory, on the El Faro and Patzulin ranches, and in the village of Las Marías. Lava flows continued to produce avalanches. read all
Thu, 8 Mar 2012, 07:08
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. read all

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