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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 (Guatemala): no significant change in activity has occurred since the last update

Thursday Feb 13, 2020 08:20 AM | BY: MARTIN

Incandescence from Caliente dome of Santiaguito volcano with Santa Maria in the background from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Incandescence from Caliente dome of Santiaguito volcano with Santa Maria in the background from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
INSIVUMEH recorded an ash plume that rose 9,514 ft (2,900 m) above the summit and drifted SW.
The seismic station detected weak and moderate explosions that generated a dark ash plume which reached approx. 10,499 ft (3,200 m) above the summit and drifted SW.
Material is ejected above the crater and caused weak avalanches of material on the southeast flanks of the Caliente dome.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 13 February 2020
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Monday, Jan 27, 2020
INSIVUMEH report 1 to 3, weak and moderate explosions per hour that eject ash columns to an approximate height of 3200 meters (10499 feet) above sea level, which disperse to the southwest at a distance of approximately 1 kilometer. Weak avalanches on the southeast flanks of the Caliente dome. Ashfall accumulating on the edifice perimeter. [more]

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