Santiaguito dome complex overview

Dome names and periods of activity, from left to right: El Caliente (1929 - 1939, 1967 - present), La Mitad (1939 - 1949), El Monje (1949 - 1958), El Brujo (1958 - 1977). Info source: Harris et al., Bull. Volc., 2003. For zooming purposes this photo is a better bet.

These two videos are from people that climbed onto the erupting dome, the first during an eruption and the second of walking into the crater. Note that this is not particularly 'safe' as discussed here.

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BigRob - Sep 23, 2009 12:34 pm - Voted 10/10

Holy Smokes

Great Shot


lcarreau - Sep 23, 2009 3:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Holy Shots

Great Smokes!


BLong - Oct 6, 2009 1:47 am - Hasn't voted


Smoke's Great!

Shot's Holy

Konrad Sus

Konrad Sus - Sep 24, 2009 12:38 pm - Voted 10/10


one of my dream - to see erupted volcano, at the moment I was only at Vesuvio summit


Baarb - Sep 25, 2009 1:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Its

Good luck with fulfilling your dream! I think Stromboli is your nearest sure bet. I would love to see many of the things you have one day.


lcarreau - Sep 24, 2009 7:22 pm - Voted 10/10

That's one good-looking

group of "Dantes wonders" shaped by the
hammer of Vulcan himself !!!

Look at the way the ash piles up; amazing!


Baarb - Jul 6, 2010 5:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That's one good-looking

Most of what you can see there is/are solidified lava flows rather than ash piles. Sometimes when there are larger explosions, ash and other rock fragments go get mixed in.


lcarreau - Jul 6, 2010 7:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: That's one good-looking

Yup, I love your words of wisdom on these
beautiful volcanoes!

I still need to take my wife up to Yellowstone.
Also, there's several volcanoes in the Philippines "Ring of Fire" we need to explore.

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