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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
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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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Pacaya volcano (Guatemala): ash emissions have increased and could affect aviation

Tue, 10 Nov 2020, 07:22
07:22 AM | BY: MARTIN
Ash emissions from Pacaya volcano on 8 November (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
Ash emissions from Pacaya volcano on 8 November (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues.
INSIVUMEH reported that the strombolian-type explosions continue at elevated levels producing strong ash emissions over the past few days. An explosions at the volcano generate a dense ash plumes, which reached approx. 10,500 ft-11,150 ft (3,200 m-3,400 m) altitude and drifted NE. It presents a danger for aviation and precautions with air traffic must be taken.
The lava flow on the southwest flank remains active, currently about 800 m long.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 10 November 2020
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