Articles tagged "santa maria volcano"


Strong eruption of Santa Maria's Santiaguito sends ash to 5 km a.s.l., Guatemala

A strong explosion occurred at Santa Maria's Santiaguito lava-dome complex, Guatemala at 15:15 UTC on June 17, 2016. INSIVUMEH reported the eruption sent volcanic ash 5 km (16 500 feet) above sea level. The ash is drifting west. Pyroclastic flows descended the...

June 17, 2016


Powerful eruption at Santa Maria (Santiaguito) ejects ash up to 4.5 km, Guatemala

Two loud explosions occurred at Santa María's Santiaguito lava-dome complex in Guatemala at 15:30 and 15:56 UTC on May 19, 2016. The eruption generated a column of ash that reached an altitude of 4.5 km (14 763 feet) above sea level and drifted south and...

May 20, 2016


Elevated activity at Guatemala's Santa Maria (Santiaguito) volcano

Elevated activity at Guatemala's Santa Maria volcano continues. Explosions at Caliente cone, part of Santa María's Santiaguito lava-dome complex, over the last couple of days produced ash plumes that rose up to 5 km (16 400 feet). Several pyroclastic...

May 16, 2016


Strong explosive activity continues at Santa Maria volcano, Guatemala

Strong explosive activity continues at Guatemala's Santa Maria volcano. New explosions at Caliente cone, part of Santa María's Santiaguito lava-dome complex, generated pyroclastic flows on May 2 that descended east and west of the volcanic complex....

May 03, 2016


Current eruptions at Santa Maria (Santiaguito) the strongest in recent years, Guatemala

In a special report published 15:40 UTC on April 23, INSIVUMEH reported that Santa Maria (Santiaguito) volcano is experiencing the highest level of explosive activity observed in recent years, with violent eruptions accompanied by ash columns reaching 4.5 - 5 km (14...

April 23, 2016

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Strong eruption of Santa Maria produces moderate to strong ashfall, Guatemala

Santa Maria's Santiaguito lava-dome complex located in the western province of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala produced another strong eruption on April 19, 2016. The event was accompanied by moderate to strong ashfall affecting areas in the radius between 6 and 25 km...

April 20, 2016


Santa Maria eruption creates pyroclastic flows, ash to 6 km a.s.l., Guatemala

Guatemala's Santa Maria volcano erupted around 12:15 UTC on April 11, 2016, generating pyroclastic flows and sending ash up to 6 km (20 000 feet) above sea level. Volcanic ash at 4.2 km (14 000 feet) is 185 km (115 miles) west of summit while volcanic ash at 6...

April 12, 2016


Guatemalan Santa Maria erupts, volcanic ash up to 7.6 km

Intense activity was observed at Guatemalan Santiaguito, lava-dome complex of Santa Maria volcano, at 16:00 UTC (10.00 am local time) today. INSIVUMEH reported moderate to strong pyroclastic flows on southeastern flanks. Regions Quetzaltenango and Retalhuleu a

May 09, 2014

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Violent eruption and series of major pyroclastic flows at Santa Maria, Guatemala

Another violent eruption occurred at Santiaguito lava-dome complex of Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala on the morning of September 21, 2013. At about 02:30 UTC (08:30 local time), the Caliente dome suddenly produced a series of major pyroclastic flows triggered by

September 23, 2013


Major eruption at Santa Maria volcano, Guatemala

A major eruption occurred at Santiaguito lava-dome complex of Santa Maria volcano, Guatemala, on August 22, 2013. Starting at 11:45 UTC (17:45 local time), the top part of the Caliente lava dome collapsed and produced a series of relatively large pyroclastic

August 23, 2013

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Santa Maria erupts, pyroclastic flows detected, Guatemala

Explosions from Santa María's Santiaguito lava dome complex produced ash plumes that rose 800 m above the Caliente dome and drifted SW during March 2 - 3. Two pyroclastic flows were also detected. Ashfall was reported in multiple areas downwind. Based on...

March 10, 2011