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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): elevated strombolian activity

Fri, 9 Oct 2020, 06:25
06:25 AM | BY: MARTIN
Strombolian activity at Pacaya volcano tonight (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
Strombolian activity at Pacaya volcano tonight (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
High thermal anomaly at the volcano today (image: MIROVA)
High thermal anomaly at the volcano today (image: MIROVA)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at high levels.
INSIVUMEH reported that moderate to strong strombolian-type explosions continues from the Mackenney summit crater with scoria thrown at an approximate height of 200 to 300 meters. Volcanic ash is extending about 12 km to the west of the volcano.
Lava effusion is characterized by 4 lava flows (visible from Guatemala city) which continue to be active on the north and east slopes of the volcano, currently about 250 and 300 m long.
Additionally, the seismic instruments record internal tremor associated with explosions and lava flows and magma rising within the volcano edifice.
According to MIROVA Detection System a high thermal anomaly (333 MW), likely caused by a lava flows, was detected in satellite images.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 9 October 2020
Previous news
Tue, 22 Sep 2020, 05:02
The lava flow on the SE flank at Pacaya volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues characterized by strombolian activity. ... read all
Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 07:01
Lava flows from Pacaya volcano on 11 September (image: @Tercoguerrero/twitter)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at moderate levels characterized by strombolian-type explosions and three active lava flows. ... read all
Wed, 9 Sep 2020, 07:24
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
Thu, 3 Sep 2020, 07:41
Pacaya volcano (image: @RonyAuyonP/twitter)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano remains unchanged. ... read all
Mon, 31 Aug 2020, 08:34
Lava flow from Pacaya volcano (image: @chejinimendez/twitter)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues. ... read all
 

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