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Complex volcano 2552 m (8,373 ft)
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| ReportsPacaya volcano books | ToursPacaya 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, 2014Typical 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.Last earthquakes nearby
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Volcano news: Pacaya (Guatemala)
Pacaya volcano (Guatemala): continuing lava flows
Tuesday Jul 14, 2020 06:32 AM | BY: MARTIN
Effusive-explosive activity at Pacaya volcano these days (image: @William_Chigna/twitter)
Thermal image of lava flow from Pacaya volcano (image: @William_Chigna/twitter)
Lava flow on the northeast flank from Pacaya volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Effusive eruption of the volcano continues at elevated levels.
INSIVUMEH reported that the lava flows on the southwest, northwest and northeast flank (currently about 150 m long) remain active.
Incandescent material is being ejected to an approximate height of 50, 75 and 100 meters
above the crater due to ongoing strombolian-type explosions.
In addition, fumarolic activity is observed from the Mackenney summit crater. The plumes were dispersed towards the south and southwest direction.
The seismic station records internal tremor as the flux of magma rising within the volcano.Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 14 July 2020
Thursday, Jul 09, 2020
INSIVUMEH reported that the lava flow on the northeast flank
are being observed, currently about 300 m long. Lava flows on the southwest and northwest flanks remain active. ... read all
Tuesday, Jul 07, 2020
INSIVUMEH reported that the lava flow on the northwest flank
are being observed, currently about 500 m long. ... read all
Wednesday, Jul 01, 2020
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at elevated levels. ... read all
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020
Strombolian activity continues from Mackenney summit crater. ... read all
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. ... read all
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