Volcano news: Pacaya (Guatemala)
Pacaya volcano (Guatemala): new lava flow
Wed, 19 Aug 2020, 07:5607:56 AM | BY: MARTIN
A significant change in activity of the volcano has occurred during the past days.
Lava flow on the northwestern flank of the Pacaya volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
INSIVUMEH reported that new lava flow formed and continues to be active on the northwestern slopes of the volcano, currently about 200 m long.
A weak to moderate strombolian eruptive events were detected by the seismic network.
Strombolian activity continues from the Mackenney summit crater with ejecta thrown at an approx. height of 50 to 100 meters above the crater.
The seismic station records internal tremor associated with magma rising within the volcano.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 19 August 2020
Tue, 11 Aug 2020, 07:47
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Thu, 23 Jul 2020, 08:18
Effusive-explosive activity of the volcano continues at high levels during the past hours. ... read all
Tue, 21 Jul 2020, 08:09
Effusive-explosive activity of the volcano continues at high levels associated with lava flows in various directions and constant strombolian explosions in Mackenney summit crater. The same activity was recorded during 2006 and 2010, 2014 and during July-August 2019 as the magma was rising within the volcano through the eruptive fissures. Due to high level of activity it is expected higher effusion rate around the cone and explosions can become stronger. ... read all
Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 06:32
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Thu, 9 Jul 2020, 08:40
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