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Guatemala, 14.38°N / -90.6°W
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Volcano news: Pacaya (Guatemala)
Pacaya volcano (Guatemala): increase of activity
Friday Dec 06, 2013 10:48 AM | DOOR: T
Strombolian activity at Pacaya last evening (CONRED)
Current seismic recording Pacaya volcano (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Strombolian activity has started to increase last evening, INSIVUMEH reports in its latest special bulletin, and might lead up to another phase of lava flow emission.
Accompanied by continuous tremor, explosions from the Mackenney crater have become more frequent and eject abundant incandescent material that rapidly accumulates around the new cone. A small ash plume was rising about 150 m. According to the observatory, it is likely that this activity continues to increase and leads to the emission of a new lava flow, which would be expected to likely descend the western flank.
Thursday, Dec 05, 2013
No changes in activity have occurred. Mild strombolian explosions continue from the Mackenney crater. Tremor and explosion signals are visible on the seismic recording.
Saturday, Nov 30, 2013
INSIVUMEH reports continuing weak strombolian activity. Small ash plumes at altitudes of 2.5-2.7 km drift up to approx. 10 km mainly to the SE.
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013
Strombolian activity continues, but has been weak over the past days.
Sunday, Nov 24, 2013
INSIVUMEH reports ongoing, but relatively weak strombolian activity.
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
INSIVUMEH reports ongoing mild to moderate strombolian activity with ejections of lava to up to 75 meters. Intervals between bursts are 20 seconds to one minute.
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