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Pacaya volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
Pacaya volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
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Satellite image of Pacaya from 20 June 2019, showing the active lava flow (image prepared by: Annamaria Luongo ‏ @annamaria_84 / Twitter)
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
The activity at the volcano remains stable: near-continuous mild strombolian activity from the Mackenney summit crater, ejecting glowing spatter to 5-15 m above the rim. ... [Leer más]
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Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [Leer más]
 

Pacaya volcano

Complex volcano 2552 m (8,373 ft)
Guatemala, 14.38°N / -90.6°W
Current status: erupción (4 out of 5)
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Last update: 21 Jun 2019 (mild strombolian activity in Mackenney crater and lava flow on NE side)
Typical eruption style: Ligeramente explosivo y efusivo (actividad estromboliana, fountaining lava, flujos de lava desde el cráter de la cumbre). Cerca continuamente activo menos durante los siglos pasados.
Erupciones del volcán Pacaya: 1360, 1565, 1623(?), 1651, 1655, 1664, 1668, 1671, 1674, 1677(?), 1678, 1690, 1693, 1699, 1717(?), 1760(?), 1775, 1805, 1830(?), 1846, 1885, 1961, 1965, 1970, 2972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980 - May 1998 (intense period of summit activity), 1999-2003, 2004-2010, 2012, 2013, 2014No hay terremotos recientes
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Pacaya volcano near Guatemala City is one of Guatemala's most active volcanoes, and its frequent eruptions are often visible from Guatemala City. Typical activity in recent years includes strombolian activity, lava flow emission and intermittend violent phases of lava fountaining.

Background:

Pacaya is a complex basaltic volcano constructed just outside the southern topographic rim of the 14 x 16 km Pleistocene Amatitlán caldera. A cluster of dacitic lava domes occupies the southern caldera floor. The post-caldera Pacaya massif includes the Cerro Grande lava dome and a younger volcano to the SW. Collapse of Pacaya volcano about 1100 years ago produced a debris-avalanche deposit that extends 25 km onto the Pacific coastal plain and left an arcuate somma rim inside which the modern Pacaya volcano (MacKenney cone) grew. A subsidiary crater, Cerro Chino, was constructed on the NW somma rim and was last active in the 19th century.
During the past several decades, activity at Pacaya has consisted of frequent strombolian eruptions with intermittent lava flow extrusion that has partially filled in the caldera moat and armored the flanks of MacKenney cone, punctuated by occasional larger explosive eruptions that partially destroy the summit of the cone.
Source: GVP

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