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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)

Pacaya volcano (Guatemala): three lava flows

Wednesday Jun 17, 2020 06:17 AM | BY: MARTIN

Lava flows from Pacaya volcano (image: @ESPECIGEST/twitter)
Lava flows from Pacaya volcano (image: @ESPECIGEST/twitter)
Strombolian continues from Mackenney summit crater (image: @ESPECIGEST/twitter)
Strombolian continues from Mackenney summit crater (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.
Glowing lava spatter is being ejected to an approximate height of 25 to 50 meters above the crater.
In addition, white and blue gas and steam plumes are emitted.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 17 June 2020
Previous news
Lava flow on the north flank at Pacaya volcano (image: INSIVUMEH/facebook)
Tuesday, Jun 09, 2020
A satellite image from 8 June shows a formation of lava flow on the north flank, currently about 550 m long. ... [more]
Lava flow on NE flank from Pacaya volcano visible from satellite (image: INSIVUMEH/facebook)
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. ... [more]
Lava flow on NE flank from Pacaya volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Monday, May 25, 2020
A satellite image from 24 May shows a formation of lava flow on the northeast flank, currently about 300 m. ... [more]
Lava flow on SW flank from Pacaya volcano (image: INSIVUMEH/facebook)
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. ... [more]
Lava flows from Pacaya volcano visible from satellite on 20 March (image: Sentinel 2)
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. ... [more]
 

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