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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 (Guatemala): lava flow increases

Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 14:32
14:32 PM | BY: MARTIN
The lava flow on the SW slope remains active accompanied with continuous plume from the summit crater (image: @tonyveco/twitter)
The lava flow on the SW slope remains active accompanied with continuous plume from the summit crater (image: @tonyveco/twitter)
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues.
The lava flow on the southwest flank continues to effuse at moderate rate, keeping the flow active with the length currently about 1,700 m.
Collapsing parts of the flow generated a small avalanche that lifted ash plumes as it descended the slope.
Strombolian activity is in progress and continues from the Mackenney summit crater. The latest Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington update reported a grey-to-brownish ash plume that reached up to 11,000 ft (3,400 m) altitude and extended about 4 km to the west of the volcano.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 27 January 2021

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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