Big Guatemala Volcano Erupts Just Before 7:40 A.M. CST Friday


It is nearer the Pacific than the Gulf of Mexico. It is a huge volcano that in 1902 was ranked one of the worst modern day eruptions  everMore on the Santa Maria volcano with a good map of the plates near Central America that are so active lately.

Guatemala MAP  – (zoom in to Quetzaltenango for location – the RSOE map is wrong it shows Cancun by mistake)


Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): increased lava flow activity, small pyroclastic flows

Since the morning of 23 Jan, the lava flow front at the SE rim of the Caliente dome has become more active and generated a series of collapses resulting in small pyroclastic flows that reached the base of the dome.
The volcano observatory mentions that during the recent months, activity had been elevated with 40-45 explosions typically in one day, and associated ash plumes reaching 500-900 m height. . . 

Recent rumblings from volcanoes in Central America not likely to affect Costa Rica


TWIN 4.3 quakes in Guatemala


6 thoughts on “Big Guatemala Volcano Erupts Just Before 7:40 A.M. CST Friday

  1. Friday, Jan. 24 work-
    2:10 p.m. Update from the Office of Conservation
    Seismic monitoring indicates continued low levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3.

    Site Photos & Maps
    Jan. 2014 – ORW Locations
    Jan. 2014 – Seismic Monitoring Stations
    Jan. 2014 – Passive Vent Well Map
    Jan. 2014 – Gas Contour Model Map
    Jan. 2014 – Map of Identified Bubble Sites

    • I am copying this map and putting it onm the MAP page.
      They still show the edge far from Hwy 70 but I think it is closer than 600 feet. That’s 2 football fields and really, on video it looks like a stone’s throw.

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