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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): new eruptive phase, increasing seismic activity

ma, 22 jun 2015, 15:32
15:32 PM | DOOR: T
Tremor amplitude of Pacaya volcano during the current month
Tremor amplitude of Pacaya volcano during the current month
Mild strombolian activity has resumed in the main (Mackenney) crater of the volcano. INSIVUMEH reported intense degassing, small ash emissions, incandescence at night and volcanic tremor.
The seismic activity of the volcano has been increasing during the past days accompanying the onset of the new eruptive phase. There is a possibility that it further increases and produces a more violent eruptive phase with lava fountaining and/or lava flow activity.
Vorig nieuws
Tue, 2 Jun 2015, 16:19
INSIVUMEH reported degassing and occasional ash emissions that rise approx. 200 m above the Mackenney crater. This is likely a sign of weak, dee-seated strombolian activity from a vent inside the crater. ... Lees alle
Sat, 7 Feb 2015, 15:33
Small ash emissions continue, probably from mild, deep-seated strombolian activity in the new pit inside Mackenney crater described a week ago. ... Lees alle
Tue, 3 Feb 2015, 17:22
Number of recorded explosions and tremor amplitude at Pacaya (INSIVUMEH)
New ash emissions and explosions, up to 40 per day, have occurred last week, indicating the volcano could be heading towards a new eruptive phase of strombolian activity. ... Lees alle
Thu, 15 Jan 2015, 12:03
Weak incandescent spot, but no degassing from Mackenney crater on 8 Jan 2015 (Landsat 8 image / processed by Rudiger Escobar Wolf @rudigerescobar / twitter)
The volcano is becoming active again. In a special bulletin yesterday, INSIVUMEH reported that ash emissions occurred from the volcano. ... Lees alle
Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 15:49
INSIVUMEH reported a week ago that activity decreased and that there are currently no signs of explosive activity from the Mackenney crater. Only a steam and gas plume is being emitted. ... Lees alle

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