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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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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 increases

Thursday Jun 16, 2016 10:32 AM | DOOR: T

Mean seismic amplitude (RSAM) plot of Pacaya during the past weeks (INSIVUMEH)
Mean seismic amplitude (RSAM) plot of Pacaya during the past weeks (INSIVUMEH)
The activity at the volcano has started to increase during the past days. Explosion sounds and visible incandescence have become stronger.
According to the latest bulletin of INSIVUMEH, this is also reflected by an increase in seismic amplitude, likely reflecting the rise of new magma. It is possible that the activity at the surface will soon evolve further, producing stronger strombolian explosions, or even lava fountaining, and/or the effusion of a new lava flow (something Pacaya's activity has been typical for).
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Hot spot visible on Landsat 7 image from 23 Mar (image: Rüdiger Escobar Wolf ‏@rudigerescobar / twitter)
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
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. [meer...]
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. [meer...]
View into Pacaya's Mackenney crater this morning (22 Dec 2015)
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. ... [meer...]
Pacaya's active vent inside Mackenney crater on 6 Nov (facebook video snapshot)
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Near continuous spattering and weak strombolian activity is occurring from a vent deep inside the Mackenney crater. ... [meer...]

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