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Pacaya volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
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Pacaya volcano
Complex volcano 2552 m (8,373 ft)
Guatemala, 14.38°N / -90.6°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Pacaya volcano eruptions:
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:
Mildly explosive and effusive (Strombolian activity, lava fountaining, lava flows from the summit crater). Near continuously active the least during the past centuries.
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Volcano news: Pacaya (Guatemala)

Wed, 1 Jul 2020, 09:28
Incandescence from Pacaya volcano (image: @stereo100xela/twitter)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at elevated levels. ...more [read all]
Tue, 23 Jun 2020, 06:43
Scoria is being ejected from the summit crater from Pacaya volcano (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
Strombolian activity continues from Mackenney summit crater. ...more [read all]
Wed, 17 Jun 2020, 06:17
Lava flows from Pacaya volcano (image: @ESPECIGEST/twitter)
INSIVUMEH reported that three lava flows continue to be observed from Mackenney summit crater. Two lava flows continue to be active on the north slopes of the volcano and one lava flow continues to be active on the west flank. ...more [read all]
Tue, 9 Jun 2020, 07:09
Lava flow on the north flank at Pacaya volcano (image: INSIVUMEH/facebook)
A satellite image from 8 June shows a formation of lava flow on the north flank, currently about 550 m long. ...more [read all]
Sun, 7 Jun 2020, 20:44
Lava flow on NE flank from Pacaya volcano visible from satellite (image: INSIVUMEH/facebook)
INSIVUMEH reported that the lava flow continues to be active on the northeast slopes of the volcano. It has increased in length, currently about 600 m long. ...more [read all]
Mon, 25 May 2020, 07:51
Lava flow on NE flank from Pacaya volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
A satellite image from 24 May shows a formation of lava flow on the northeast flank, currently about 300 m. ...more [read all]
Tue, 28 Apr 2020, 08:30
Lava flow on SW flank from Pacaya volcano (image: INSIVUMEH/facebook)
INSIVUMEH reported that the lava flow on the southwest flank remains active. Currently about 250 m long, the lava flow has increased in length since the last update. ...more [read all]
Thu, 26 Mar 2020, 08:45
Lava flows from Pacaya volcano visible from satellite on 20 March (image: Sentinel 2)
INSIVUMEH recorded that the strombolian activity continues to be observed from the Mackenney summit crater with incandescent material thrown at an approx. height of 50, 75 to 100 meters. ...more [read all]
Sat, 21 Mar 2020, 00:22
The activity from the Mackenney crater continues. White and blue fumaroles, mainly composed of water vapor rise and drifts southwest. During low light, incandescence from strombolian-type explosions were observed with ejecta being thrown at heights of 50, 75 and 100 meters above the crater. Two lava flows are currently present, one 250 meters long, observed on the west flank and the other southwest 100 meters long. Seismic stations recorded tremor associated with the rise of magma and gases.
Wed, 11 Mar 2020, 23:35
INSIVUMEH report strombolian activity continues at the Mackenney crater. Incandescent material exploded 5-25 m above the crater with a white to blue degassing plume rising and drifting to the south. The north-west lava flow continues to advance. Seismic stations register constant tremor which INSIVUMEH notes is associated with the rise of magma and gases.

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