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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
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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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Pacaya volcano (Guatemala): continuing lava flows

Tuesday Jun 09, 2020 07:09 AM | BY: MARTIN

Lava flow on the north flank at Pacaya volcano (image: INSIVUMEH/facebook)
Lava flow on the north flank at Pacaya volcano (image: INSIVUMEH/facebook)
Lava flow from Pacaya volcano (image: @climaya/twitter)
Lava flow from Pacaya volcano (image: @climaya/twitter)
A satellite image from 8 June shows a formation of lava flow on the north flank, currently about 550 m long.
INSIVUMEH reported that the lava flow on the northeast flank remains active and it has been increasing in length, currently about 700 m long.
Strombolian activity continues to be observed from the Mackenney summit crater with incandescent material thrown to an approx. height of 50-100 meters.
In addition, white and blue gas and steam plumes are emitted. The plumes were dispersed towards the south and southwest direction.
The seismic stations record internal tremor associated with degassing, rise of magma and constant strombolian explosions.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 9 June 2020
Previous news
Sunday, Jun 07, 2020
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. ... read all
Monday, May 25, 2020
A satellite image from 24 May shows a formation of lava flow on the northeast flank, currently about 300 m. ... read all
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020
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. ... read all
Thursday, Mar 26, 2020
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. ... read all
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020
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. ... read all

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