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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

Tuesday Oct 02, 2012 10:05 AM | DOOR: T

Current seismic signal from PCG station (INSIVUMEH)
Current seismic signal from PCG station (INSIVUMEH)
A white mainly steam plume drifts south-west. The seismic station PCG records volcanic earthquakes and tremor (internal vibration) as well as some superficial volcanic events.
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Seismic signal last night (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Thursday, Sep 27, 2012
Only steaming is observed at the fumaroles, but there is a lot of seismic activity (small quakes, and long-period events) suggesting fluid movements inside the volcano. [meer...]
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012
A white steam plume rises from the crater and there is continuing elevated seismic activity with tremor pulses and some shallow quakes. Otherwise, the volcano remains calm. [meer...]
This morning's seismogram from Pacaya  (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Thursday, Sep 13, 2012
The strong steaming at Pacaya observed a few days ago has declined back to normal levels (about 100 m plume). Seismic activity remains slightly elevated with some quakes and tremor pulses apparent. [meer...]
Current seismic signal (PGC station, INSIVUMEH)
Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012
The activity of the steam plume (which had been on average of 50-100 m height) has increased drastically, INSIVUMEH reports, and is now 600 m tall. A possibility is that this is related to increased groundwater infiltration. There are no sounds or rumblings. The seismic activity seems to be increased as well. [meer...]
Current seismic signal from PCG station (INSIVUMEH)
Monday, Sep 10, 2012
A larger number of small quakes is visible on today's seismic recording from Pacaya, but there is no surface activity at the volcano. [meer...]

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