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Santa Maria Volcano, Guatemala
Incandescent areas are visible at the top of the growing Santiaguito lava dome in Guatemala.
Rockfalls from the dome produce a glowing trail down its northern flanks.
The Santiaguito dome began growing in 1922 in a large crater formed on the SW flank of Santa Maria volcano during a powerful explosive eruption in 1902.
Dome growth has been continuous since 1922 and has produced a composite, elongated dome more than 3 km long.
This photo of El Brujo, the westernmost vent, was taken on November 12, 1967.
PHOTO SOURCE: Charles pineo 1967, Dartmouth College, courtesy of Dick Stoiber, courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, used with permission.
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