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Pacaya volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
Pacaya volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
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, 1972, 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) has more explosions in the process of waking up

za, 29 dec 2012, 11:05
11:05 AM | DOOR: T
Seismic recording from morning of 28 Dec showing the explosion signals
Seismic recording from morning of 28 Dec showing the explosion signals
Pacaya volcano is waking up. A series of 3 small explosions occurred yesterday morning and generated small ash plumes rising 500 m. The explosions were probably phreatic, but along with the previous explosions 10 days ago they likely indicate that magma has started to rise within the volcano and might reach the surface soon again. Strombolian and/or lava flow effusion activity, Pacaya's typical activity, could thus resume in a relatively short time.
In a press release, CONRED advised residents to remain calm and report observations of activity to authorities, not to spread rumors and put themselves at risk. Civil aviation was advised to be on watch (Pacaya is close to Guatemala Int. airport) in the event of increased explosive activity and have plans ready in case flights need to be diverted.
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Koppelingen / Bronnen:
  • >Boletín Informativo No. 3012 - VOLCÁN PACAYA INCREMENTA FASE ERUPTIVA (CONRED)
Vorig nieuws
Wed, 26 Dec 2012, 10:45
This morning's seismogram from Pacaya  (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
No new explosions have been observed and the only activity at the surface is degassing. INSIVUMEH mentions that tremor and volcanic quakes are visible, suggesting new eruptions could occur any time. ... Lees alle
Thu, 20 Dec 2012, 11:05
During the past 48 hours no more activity has been observed. The small explosions on 18 Dec have left a small crater. At the moment, the volcano is emitting a light bluish gas and steam plume only. ... Lees alle
Wed, 19 Dec 2012, 10:37
An ash plume from Pacaya, 18 December. Image by CONRED
De CONRED gemeld dat drie kleine explosies van gas-en-as op de ochtend van 18 December werden ontdekt bij de vulkaan. Dit is de eerste stokte de activiteit opgenomen in de Pacaya sinds eind 2010. ... Lees alle
Tue, 18 Dec 2012, 11:05
Current seismic signal from PCG station (INSIVUMEH)
No usual surface activity has been observed recently, but small volcanic earthquakes are occurring frequently. ... Lees alle
Fri, 2 Nov 2012, 11:05
This morning's seismogram from Pacaya  (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
At the surface, only steaming from fumaroles is observed, but there is elevated seismic activity under the volcano. ... Lees alle
 

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