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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): third lava flow

Thursday Sep 03, 2020 07:41 AM | BY: MARTIN
Pacaya volcano (image: @RonyAuyonP/twitter)
Pacaya volcano (image: @RonyAuyonP/twitter)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano remains unchanged.
INSIVUMEH reported that third lava flow has formed and has started to descend on the north slopes, currently about 300 m long.
The remaining two lava flows continue to be active on the north slopes with length about 350 m and 650 m.
Moderate fumarolic activity was detected and the plumes were extended about 500 meters to the west of the volcano.
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 3 September 2020
Previous news
Monday, Aug 31, 2020
Lava flow from Pacaya volcano (image: @chejinimendez/twitter)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues. ... read all
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020
Lava flow on the northwestern flank of the Pacaya volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues. ... read all
Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020
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
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020
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
Thursday, Jul 23, 2020
Thermal image at Pacaya volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Effusive-explosive activity of the volcano continues at high levels during the past hours. ... read all
 

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