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Pacaya volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
Pacaya volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
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, 2972, 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) activity update: seismic activity and weak tremor, no surface activity

Tuesday Aug 07, 2012 08:07 AM | BY: T
Current seismic signal from Pacaya (PCG station)
Current seismic signal from Pacaya (PCG station)
Some tremor and shallow volcanic quakes and a weak fumarole creating a 10 m high plume of gas and steam are the only signs of activity reported from Pacaya.
Previous news
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012
Seismic recording from Pacaya volcano on 31 July (INSIVUMEH)
Volcanic seismic activity is visible on the PCG station, tremor and shallow volcano-tectonic earthquakes above backgroud levels. ... read all
Monday, Jul 30, 2012
Seismic recording from Pacaya volcano (INSIVUMEH)
Seismic activity at Pacaya continues to be elevated and tremor is visible, suggesting magma movements under the volcano. There is no eruptive activity at the surface. ... read all
Friday, Jul 27, 2012
Seismic recording from Pacaya volcano (INSIVUMEH)
There is some weak seismic activity above background at Pacaya, but no visible activity. ... read all
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012
Seismic recording from Pacaya volcano (INSIVUMEH)
Pacaya volcano shows frequent quakes and tremor episodes, but there is only steaming as visible activity. ... read all
Thursday, Mar 29, 2012
On 20 March patterns of seismicity and emissions from Pacaya's MacKenney cone changed, although remained characteristic of normal behavior for the volcano. ... read all

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