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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, 1972, 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): lava flow increases

Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 07:51
07:51 AM | BY: MARTIN
Lava flow on the northwestern flank of the Pacaya volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Lava flow on the northwestern flank of the Pacaya volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues.
INSIVUMEH reported that the lava flow on the northwest flank has increased in length, currently about 250-300 m long.
Incandescent material is being ejected to an approximate height of 125 to 150 meters above the Mackenney summit 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 26 August 2020
Previous news
Wed, 19 Aug 2020, 07:56
Lava flow on the northwestern flank of the Pacaya volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
A significant change in activity of the volcano has occurred during the past days. ... read all
Tue, 11 Aug 2020, 07:47
High temperatures on the NW flanks at Pacaya volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
A relatively significant change in the activity of the volcano has occurred. As the effusive-explosive eruption has been dramatically increasing during the past 2 months, a weak strombolian activity continues from the Mackenney summit crater last days. ... read all
Thu, 23 Jul 2020, 08:18
Thermal image at Pacaya volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Effusive-explosive activity of the volcano continues at high levels during the past hours. ... read all
Tue, 21 Jul 2020, 08:09
New lava flows from Pacaya volcano (image: @William_Chigna/twitter)
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
Effusive-explosive activity at Pacaya volcano these days (image: @William_Chigna/twitter)
Effusive eruption of the volcano continues at elevated levels. ... read all
 

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