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LOCATION Direction Photo #: ISS004-E-7999 Date: Feb. 2002
Geographic Region: GUATEMALA
Feature: SANTA MARIA VOLCANO, SMOKE


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The eruption of Santa Maria volcano in 1902 was one of the largest eruptions of the 20th century, forming a large crater on the mountain's southwest flank. Since 1922, a lava-dome complex, Santiaguito, has been forming in the 1902 crater. Growth of the dome has produced pyroclastic flows as recently as the 2001--they can be identified in this image. The city of Quezaltenango (approximately 90,000 people in 1989) sits below the 3772 m summit. The volcano is considered dangerous because of the possibility of a dome collapse such as one that occurred in 1929, which killed about 5000 people. A second hazard results from the flow of volcanic debris into rivers south of Santiaguito, which can lead to catastrophic flooding and mud flows.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 88k
Mission: ISS004  
Roll - Frame: E - 7999
Geographical Name: GUATEMALA  
Features: SANTA MARIA VOLCANO, SMOKE  
Center Lat x Lon: 15.0N x 91.5W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera:: E4
 
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 400  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 2542  
 
Date: 20020217   YYYYMMDD
Time: 164104   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 20.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 86.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 147   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 205   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 52   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: CRATER, MOUNTAIN, VOLCANO  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: QUEZALTENANGO  

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