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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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Pacaya Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NEW VA EM RPRT to 11000 ft (3400 m)

Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 21:45
21:45 PM | BY: VN
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:

FVXX25 at 21:33 UTC, 22/01/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210122/2131Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: PACAYA 342110
PSN: N1422 W09035

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8373 FT [2552 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2021/003

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EM RPRT

OBS VA DTG: 22/2050Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL110 N1428 W09044 - N1423 W09036
- N1421 W09037 - N1425 W09047 - N1428 W09044 MOV
NW 10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 23/0300Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 23/0900Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 23/1500Z NO VA EXP

RMK: VA IS RPRT MOV NW FM INSIVUMEH, BUT IS
DIFFICULT TO OBS ON SATELLITE. VA IS DRAWN BASED
ON NWP MDL WND AND ASH INFO FM INSIVUMEH. ...ZHU

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210123/0330Z

Previous news

Fri, 8 Jan 2021, 18:38
Multiple lava flows from Pacaya volcano (image: @UniversoNews1/twitter)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano has been increasing during the past days confirmed by the INSIVUMEH volcano observatory. ... read all
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
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