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The Santa Maria Volcano

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Brittany Braunstein

on 10 December 2013

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Santa Maria
Santa Maria is an active volcano.
Eruption Information
Type of Volcano
Santa Maria is a stratovolcano. Stratovolcanoes are the most common type of volcano.
Type of Explosion
Date of First Recorded Eruption
October 24, 1902
Number of People Died
more than 5,000
Before this eruption, it had
been inactive for thousands
The one reason that so many
people died is because back
then they didn't have the
technology to warn or alert
people before the eruption.
Picture of a stratovolcano
Santa Maria is a explosive volcano. The explosion in 1902 was a plinian volcano. A plinian volcano is the largest and most violent types of a volcanic eruption. These kind of volcanoes are very destructive. They can produce falls of ash, scoria, and lava bombs miles away from the volcano, and cause much more damage.
Fun Facts
3. Santa Maria has a large crater where it once collapsed from a rather big explosion.
5. The 1902 eruption took 50 to 100 homes.
1.The volcano is 3,722 meters high.
2.The 1902 eruption lasted for 3 days.
Oct. 24, 25 and 26.
The volcano has a sharp-topped cone.

It's still erupting today!
By: Brittany Braunstein
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"What Type of Volcano Is the Santa Maria Volcano?" What Type of Volcano Is the Santa Maria Volcano? N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2013.
Damage done:
there was a major earthquake
5.5 km of magma
pumice showers
ash all the way to San Francisco
the eruption tore away the sw flank of santa maria leaving a crater.
plate tectonic setting:
in 1922 a dacite lava done called Santiguito began growing in the crater left by the 1902 explosion and has been active ever since.
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