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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): strombolian activity continues

Tuesday Jun 23, 2020 06:43 AM | BY: MARTIN

Scoria is being ejected from the summit crater from Pacaya volcano (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
Scoria is being ejected from the summit crater from Pacaya volcano (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
Ongoing strombolian activity from Pacaya volcano (image: @LuisAguilar2009/twitter)
Ongoing strombolian activity from Pacaya volcano (image: @LuisAguilar2009/twitter)
Scoria is being ejected from the summit crater from Pacaya volcano (image: @William_Chigna/twitter)
Scoria is being ejected from the summit crater from Pacaya volcano (image: @William_Chigna/twitter)
Strombolian activity continues from Mackenney summit crater.
INSIVUMEH reported that two lava flows continue to be active on the north and south slopes of the volcano.
Incandescent material is being ejected to an approximate height of 25 to 75 meters above the crater due to ongoing strombolian-type explosions from the summit vent.
The seismic station records continuous tremor associated with magma rising within the volcano towards the surface.
In addition, fumarolic activity is observed from the Mackenney crater. The plumes were dispersed towards the west and northwest direction.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 23 June 2020
Previous news
Lava flows from Pacaya volcano (image: @ESPECIGEST/twitter)
Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020
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]
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]

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