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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: moderate ash explosions 400-900 m high, glowing avalanches and viscous lava flow from dome

Fri, 1 Jun 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
During 22-23 and 28-29 May explosions from Santa María's Santiaguito lava-dome complex produced ash plumes that rose 400-900 m above Caliente dome and drifted E, SE, and S.
During 26-27 May explosions produced ash plumes that drifted W. Avalanches were generated by the W part of the lava dome and from lava flows. On 29 May lahars traveled S down the Rio Nima I and San Isidro drainages, carrying tree branches and blocks 1-1.5 m in diameter.
Previous news
Thu, 24 May 2012, 09:31
INSIVUMEH reported that on 21 May a lahar traveled down Santa María's Rio Nima II drainage, carrying tree branches and 40-cm-wide lava blocks. ... read all
Thu, 17 May 2012, 10:05
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. ... read all
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

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