Santiaguito 
(Guatemala) (2009)

Beginning of an explosive sequence, seen from the summit of Santa Maria : gas under pressure is released from fractures in the depression that contains the active vent and pulverizes it, sending a plume up to several hundred metres. This elevated viewpoint allows to observe the phenomenon safely, unlike at Mount Semeru where risks are very high, nearly suicidal…

Beginning of an explosive sequence, seen from the bottom of Santiaguito : gas under pressure is released from fractures in the depression that contains the active vent and pulverizes it, sending a plume up to several hundred metres. This viewpoint allows to observe the phenomenon safely, unlike at Mount Semeru where risks are very high, nearly suicidal…

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