Volcano news: Pacaya (Guatemala)
Pacaya volcano (Guatemala): elevated strombolian activity
Fri, 9 Oct 2020, 06:2506:25 AM | BY: MARTIN
Strombolian activity at Pacaya volcano tonight (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at high levels.
High thermal anomaly at the volcano today (image: MIROVA)
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
Tue, 22 Sep 2020, 05:02
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Mon, 14 Sep 2020, 07:01
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Wed, 9 Sep 2020, 07:24
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
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