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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): the lava flow has increased

Wednesday Sep 09, 2020 07:24 AM | BY: MARTIN
Lava flows from Pacaya volcano visible from city on 4 September (image: @Rodlince/twitter)
Lava flows from Pacaya volcano visible from city on 4 September (image: @Rodlince/twitter)
Strombolian activity of the volcano continues from the Mackenney summit crater producing frequent weak to moderate explosions that ejected incandescent material to an approximate height of 50 to 100 meters above the crater.
The lava flow on the northeast flank, visible from Guatemala City, has increased in length, currently about 1,200 m long.
Emissions of steam and gases were extending about 6 km to the northwest 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 9 September 2020
Previous news
Thursday, Sep 03, 2020
Pacaya volcano (image: @RonyAuyonP/twitter)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano remains unchanged. ... read all
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
 

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