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Pacaya vulkaan
Complex volcano 2552 m (8,373 ft)
Guatemala, 14.38°N / -90.6°W
Current status: losbarstend (4 out of 5)
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Pacaya vulkaanuitbarstingen:
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, 2014
Typical eruption style:
Licht explosief en uitbundig (Stromboli activiteit, lava fountaining, lavastromen van de top krater). Bij continu actief de minste gedurende de afgelopen eeuwen.
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Volcano news: Pacaya (Guatemala)

Pacaya volcano (Guatemala) activity update: slightly increased seismicity

Friday Jul 27, 2012 08:56 AM | DOOR: T

Seismic recording from Pacaya volcano (INSIVUMEH)
Seismic recording from Pacaya volcano (INSIVUMEH)
There is some weak seismic activity above background at Pacaya, but no visible activity.
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Seismische opname van Pacaya vulkaan (INSIVUMEH)
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012
Pacaya volcano shows frequent quakes and tremor episodes, but there is only steaming as visible activity. [meer...]
Thursday, Mar 29, 2012
On 20 March patterns of seismicity and emissions from Pacaya's MacKenney cone changed, although remained characteristic of normal behavior for the volcano. ... [meer...]
Sunday, Dec 04, 2011
Since July 2010, no eruptive activity has been observed at Pacaya volcano in Guatemala. INSIVUMEH reports that only degassing is taking place from the summit crater (Mackeney). [meer...]
Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010
After the spectacular eruption a week ago, Pacaya seems to calm down to normal levels. A modest lava flow on the SE flank is still active and weak strombolian activity occurs from the summit. ... [meer...]
Thursday, Jun 03, 2010
Following the violent eruption on 28 May, a large 90-m-wide lava flow was emitted on 29 May that traveled SSE at an estimated rate of 100 m per hour and burned three houses on the Pacaya Grande ranch. The lava was within 450 m of some other properties including El Chupadero, located 2-2.5 km S of the crater, and disrupted an access road from El Caracol (3 km SW) and Los Pocitos (5.5 km S). ... [meer...]

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