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Pacaya volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: OCNL VA EM to 11000 ft (3400 m)

Sun, 8 Nov 2020, 20:15
20:15 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Pacaya volcano on  8 Nov 2020
Satellite image of Pacaya volcano on 8 Nov 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 11000 ft (3400 m) altitude or flight level 110 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX24 at 20:13 UTC, 08/11/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201108/2006Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: PACAYA 342110
PSN: N1422 W09035

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8373 FT [2552 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/016

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. INSIVUMEH.

ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL VA EM

OBS VA DTG: 08/1940Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL110 N1427 W09023 - N1424 W09022
- N1422 W09035 - N1423 W09037 - N1427 W09023 MOV
NE 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 09/0130Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 09/0730Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 09/1330Z NO VA EXP

RMK: VO RPRT VA EM OVR LAST HRS MOV NE. VA NOT
SEEN IN STLT IMAGERY WITH WX CLD IN THE AREA. OBS
VA BASED ON NWP MODEL GUIDANCE WITH LOW
CONFIDENCE. ...TURK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20201109/0200Z=

Previous news
Mon, 2 Nov 2020, 07:00
Eruptive fissure on the SW flank with two arms of lava flow at Pacaya volcano on 31 October (image: Sentinel 2)
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano has remained essentially unchanged at moderate levels. ... read all
Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 07:40
Eruptive fissure opened on the SW flank of Pacaya volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano has remained essentially unchanged at moderate to high levels. ... read all
 

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