Volcano news: Pacaya (Guatemala)
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Strombolian activity has returned or increased and is now ejecting incandescent material to heights of 100 m. Seismic data seem currently not available from INSIVUMEH's website.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Activity seems to have decreased. INSIVUMEH no longer reports and strombolian activity visible or audible.
Monday, May 06, 2013
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Small strombolian activity continues from the Mackenney crater.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2013
Monday, Apr 22, 2013
Weak strombolian activity continues from Mackenney crater, accompanied by visible incandescence at night.
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013
After a few days with no or very little activity, incandescence and weak strombolian activity have resumed at the Mackenney crater.
Sunday, Apr 14, 2013
INSIVUMEH's latest bulletin confirms that a small lava lake is present in the Mackenney crater at a depth of 40 meters and generating mostly small strombolian explosions that eject material to the NW flank. ...more
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013
Strombolian activity continues gradually to increase, and tephra is being thrown to about 25 m above the crater rim. Inside the Mackenney crater, a small lava lake has formed at the vent at a depth of 40 m, INSIVUMEH reports.
Monday, Apr 08, 2013
Saturday, Apr 06, 2013
INSIVUMEH reports no changes during the last week. Mild strombolian activity continues, and is visible especially at night.
Thursday, Apr 04, 2013
Weak strombolian eruptions continue to be observed from Mackenney crater.
Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013
Strombolian activity has continued and seems to be becoming slowly stronger. Incandescent material can now be seen ejected at night and lands mainly on the western flank of Mackenney crater, where INSIVUMEH advises tourists not to go.
Sunday, Mar 31, 2013
Weak strombolian activity continues, accompanied by white-bluish degassing (SO2). So far, no new lava flow has appeared.
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013
Weak explosions producing small plumes of steam and some ash and degassing were reported this morning.
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013
Since last night, Pacaya volcano has been showing small strombolian activity, INSIVUMEH reports. The activity is from Mackenney crater and consists in weak explosions that throw incandescent bombs to up to 15 m above the crater. ...more
Monday, Mar 18, 2013
Sunday, Mar 17, 2013
Thursday, Mar 14, 2013
INSIVUMEH reports continuing steaming/degassing and weak ash venting. Bluish gas and seismic activity suggest that magma is near the surface.
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013
Occasional weak gas and ash emissions have been reported by INSIVUMEH who believes that a return to magmatic, likely strombolian activity from the Mackenney crater is a probable scenario for the near future (weeks).
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013
No new explosive activity or other surface activity except degassing / steaming has been observed over the past days.
Thursday, Mar 07, 2013