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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

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2ND Strong Shock Rattles Ecuador

Posted by feww on May 18, 2016


NOTE: Details of this event are subject to change by USGS/EHP

M6.8 event occurs NW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador

Centered at 0.465°N, 79.641°W, 24.0 km (14.9 mi) NW of Rosa Zarate, and  just north of the Equator, the quake occurred at a depth of 31km (19.3 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

  • The event was the second strong shock to rattle NW Ecuador in under 10 hours, today (UTC).

Shallow EQs along Nazca – S. America Plates Subduction Zone

  • 1960. M9.5 in S Chile  (world’s largest instrumentally recorded earthquake)
  • 1906. M8.5 near Esmeraldas, Ecuador
  • 1922. M8.5 earthquake near Coquimbo, Chile
  • 2001. M8.4 Arequipa, Peru
  • 2007. M8.0 earthquake Pisco, Peru
  • 2010.  M8.8 Maule, Chile  (occurred ~ 200km north of the 1960 event)

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