Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013

Santa Maria volcano eruption 2013

A major eruption has occurred at Santiaguito lava-dome complex of Santa Maria volcano today.

Santa Maria volcano eruption which started at 17:45 (local time) send ash plumes to a height of between 2 to 4 km.

According to INSIVUMEH, the eruption was likely caused by the accumulation of pressurized magma and gas under the dome composed of viscous (solid) lava.

Santa Maria volcano eruption 1902 was one of the four largest eruptions of the 20th century. Santa Maria volcano is located in Guatemala, near Quetzaltenango.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 23, 2013