Volcanological Special Bulletin : explosions and pyroclastic flows on the Santiaguito volcano.
Morphology : dacitic dome complex.
Geographical location: 14 ° 44’33 « North Latitude, 91 ° 34’13 » West Longitude.
Height: 2500 m.
The Santiaguito Volcano Observatory relates that at 10:23, were again generated loud explosions from the crater of Caliente cone. Fallout and sensitive shockwaves over 25 kilometers from the volcano, were produced by this activity, accompanied by pyroclastic flows down the east and south sides of Santiaguito. Thick plumes of ash that formed a mushroom have completely covered the volcanic complex and the South, the West and East of the volcano.
The thick column of ash reached 6000 meters, and moved in several directions, north and southwest of the volcano. Ash falls are likely to affect areas like the city of Quetzaltenango, San Marcos Palajunoj, Loma Linda and others.
However, the column can move even further in the hours and reach other departments.
This activity of the Santiaguito volcano will continue to generate this type of event, and so we must take precautions and avoid staying near the volcanic area. Also take precautions in order that these volcanic ash does not contaminate drinking water.
February 08, 2016. Santiaguito , Guatemala :
Source : Insivumeh