Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07807
The 3772-m-high summit of Santa María volcano provides a spectacular vantage point for viewing eruptions from Santiaguito lava dome. This February 1988 ash plume rose from the 2500-m-high vent to a height slightly above the summit. The brief 1-2 minute explosions produced light ashfall to within about 6 km of the vent.
Photo by Jon Fink, Arizona State University, 1988 (courtesy of Bill Rose, Michigan Technological University).