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Volcano news: Pacaya (Guatemala)
Pacaya volcano (Guatemala): activity continues at intra-crater vent
Tuesday Mar 29, 2016 15:44 PM | DOOR: T
Hot spot visible on Landsat 7 image from 23 Mar (image: Rüdiger Escobar Wolf @rudigerescobar / twitter)
Mild activity continues at the intra-crater cone of the Mackenney crater. INSIVUMEH reports a steam and gas plume rising 600 m and glow from lava visible at night.
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
The active intra-crater cone continues to grow (and slowly fill the crater). During clear nights, incandescence can be seen from the Mackenney crater.
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015
During our visit at the volcano this morning, the first direct observation of the crater was possible following a period of 5 days of bad weather. When we climbed the crater rim, we observed violent, continuous lava spattering from the central vent on an intra-crater cinder cone inside Mackenney crater. ...
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Near continuous spattering and weak strombolian activity is occurring from a vent deep inside the Mackenney crater. ...
Friday, Nov 06, 2015
Weak, deep-seated explosive activity continues inside the Mackenney crater. INSIVUMEH reports moderate degassing creating a plume of 150-200 m height with pulsating emissions of bluish gas. At night, weak glow is visible from the crater.
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