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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): three lava flows

Monday Sep 14, 2020 07:01 AM | BY: MARTIN
Lava flows from Pacaya volcano on 11 September (image: @Tercoguerrero/twitter)
Lava flows from Pacaya volcano on 11 September (image: @Tercoguerrero/twitter)
Three lava flows at Pacaya volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Three lava flows at Pacaya volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at moderate levels characterized by strombolian-type explosions and three active lava flows.
Strombolian activity of the volcano continues from the Mackenney summit crater producing frequent moderate to strong explosions that ejected incandescent material to an approximate height of 200 meters and weak explosions with height of 70-100 m above the crater.
Emissions of steam and gases were extending about 8 km to the west and southwest of the volcano.
The three lava flows descending on the northeast, north and south flanks remain active, currently about 1250, 300 and 150 m long. The seismic station records internal tremor associated with magma rising within the volcano.
Constant incandescence continues to be observed in the Mackenney crater visible from Guatemala City.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 14 September 2020
Previous news
Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020
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. ... read all
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
 

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