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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): new lava flow

Wednesday Jul 01, 2020 09:28 AM | BY: MARTIN

Incandescence from Pacaya volcano (image: @stereo100xela/twitter)
Incandescence from Pacaya volcano (image: @stereo100xela/twitter)
Lava flow on the SW flank from Pacaya volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Lava flow on the SW flank from Pacaya volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at elevated levels.
According to INSIVUMEH a satellite image from 30 June shows that lava flow on the southwest flank is being observed, currently about 280 m long.
Incandescent material is being ejected to an approximate height of 75 to 100 meters above the crater due to ongoing strombolian-type explosions from Mackenney summit crater.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 1 July 2020
Previous news
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020
Scoria is being ejected from the summit crater from Pacaya volcano (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
Strombolian activity continues from Mackenney summit crater. ... read all
Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020
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. ... read all
Tuesday, Jun 09, 2020
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. ... read all
Sunday, Jun 07, 2020
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. ... read all
Monday, May 25, 2020
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. ... read all

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