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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) 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: VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB CAM to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Thu, 7 Jan 2021, 19:30
19:30 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 10000 ft (3000 m) altitude or flight level 100 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX24 at 19:23 UTC, 07/01/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210107/1920Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: PACAYA 342110
PSN: N1422 W09035

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8373 FT [2552 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2021/001

INFO SOURCE: GOES-16. WEBCAM. NWP MODELS.
INSIVUMEH.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB CAM

OBS VA DTG: 07/1900Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 N1423 W09036 - N1422 W09035
- N1418 W09038 - N1422 W09041 - N1423 W09036 MOV
SW 10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 08/0100Z SFC/FL100 N1424 W09036
- N1422 W09035 - N1416 W09038 - N1422 W09043 -
N1424 W09036

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 08/0700Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 08/1300Z NO VA EXP

RMK: VA EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB CAM. LOW CONF IN
VAA DUE TO WX CLDS OVER SUMMIT REGION. VA HGT FM
VA RPRT FM INSIVUMEH. VA DIR FM NWP MDLS SHOWS
CONT SW-LY MOVMT THRU T+6. ...SAMBUCCI

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210108/0115Z

Previous news
Sun, 13 Dec 2020, 07:42
New fissure vent on the W-NW flank of Pacaya volcano produces a new lava flow (image: INSIMUVEH)
It seems that a new eruptive fissure vent opened on the W-NW flank, as reported by the volcano observatory INSIMUVEH. A length of a new lava flow is approx. 50 m-250 m. ... read all
Fri, 4 Dec 2020, 10:37
Flank-to-lateral eruption of Pacaya volcano continues (image: @William_Chigna/twitter)
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues. ... read all
Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 09:13
Eruptive fissure generates the lava flow at Pacaya volcano from satellite yesterday (image: Sentinel 2)
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues characterized by flank-to-lateral eruption. ... read all
Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 09:37
Pacaya volcano seen during the night 14-15 Nov 2020 the glow from the new vent on the western flank (left) (image: David Rojas / @DavidRojasGt / Twitter)
Both the explosive and effusive activity at the summit vent increased significantly during the morning of 15 Nov 2020. ... read all

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