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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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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): weak explosions from the Caliente dome

Thursday Mar 12, 2020 00:02 AM | BY: MATTHEW

INSIVUMEH report weak explosions, expelling ash plumes to heights of 3000 - 3200 m.a.s.l (9840 - 10500 ft) that scattered southeast at distances up to 1000 m. Weak avalanches were generated towards the southeast and southwest flanks to the base of the dome.
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Links / Sources:
  • https://insivumeh.gob.gt/geofisica/2020-03-11-0730hrs/
Previous news
Incandescence from Caliente dome of Santiaguito volcano with Santa Maria in the background from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Monday, Mar 09, 2020
INSIVUMEH recorded a white fumarole in Caliente dome that rose 10,500 ft (3,200 m) above the summit. ... [more]
Incandescence from Caliente dome of Santiaguito volcano with Santa Maria in the background from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020
INSIVUMEH recorded an ash plume that rose 9,514 ft (2,900 m) above the summit and drifted SW. ... [more]
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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