Two Volcanoes Erupt in Guatemala
Posted by feww on May 20, 2016
Volcan de Fuego and Santa Maria Volcano erupt
Santa Maria volcano explodes at Santiaguito Dome Complex, sending a column of ash about 4,500 meters into the air. (Photo Credit: Prensa Libre/Carlos Ventura)
The 3,771-meter high Santa Maria, is a massive active volcano located in the western highlands of Guatemala.
The VEI 6 eruption of Santa Maria in 1902 was the third largest eruption of the 20th century, following the 1912 Novarupta and 1991 Pinatubo eruptions.
Volcano of Fire: The volcano that never sleeps
The ash column from eruption at Volcán de Fuego [the “Volcano of Fire”] reached a height of about 5,500 meters above sea level, with “moderate” lava flow from the summit.
The volcano that never sleeps. A new round of activity began at Volcán de Fuego, exactly four years ago on May 19, 2012. Photo credit: Ana Patricia Orizaba