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Quetzaltenango GCA - Volcano Santa Maria with aktiv Fumarole 17.11.12 | by Daniel Mennerich
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Quetzaltenango GCA - Volcano Santa Maria with aktiv Fumarole 17.11.12

Santa María Volcano is a large active volcano in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, close to the city of Quetzaltenango.

 

Prior to the Spanish Conquest it was called Gagxanul in the local K'iche' language.

 

Its eruption in 1902 was one of the four largest eruptions of the 20th century, after the 1912 Novarupta and 1991 Pinatubo eruptions.

 

It is also one of the five biggest eruptions of the past 200 (and probably 300) years.

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Taken on November 18, 2012