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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) 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: LGT VA EMS SEEN IN STLT. to 11000 ft (3400 m)

Mon, 8 Feb 2021, 14:45
14:45 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 and is moving at 5 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX25 at 14:39 UTC, 08/02/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210208/1435Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: PACAYA 342110
PSN: N1422 W09035

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8373 FT [2552 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2021/005

INFO SOURCE: GOES-16. NWP MODELS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: LGT VA EMS SEEN IN STLT.

OBS VA DTG: 08/1410Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL110 N1429 W09037 - N1424 W09036
- N1422 W09035 - N1416 W09059 - N1420 W09101 -
N1429 W09037 MOV W 5KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 08/2000Z SFC/FL110 N1431 W09037
- N1422 W09035 - N1421 W09035 - N1415 W09059 -
N1421 W09101 - N1431 W09037

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 09/0200Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 09/0800Z NO VA EXP

RMK: LGT VA SEEN IN STLT MOV W AND EXTG 15 NM WITH SOME VA
FANNING OFF TWD THE N AND EXTG 5 NM BEFORE DSIPTG.
MODEL GUIDANCE CONFIRMS W MOV WITH A CONT W-LY MOV
THRU T+6 HRS ...KIBLER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210208/2030Z

Previous news

Wed, 3 Feb 2021, 15:12
Emitting lava flow from Pacaya volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
The volcano continues to effuse the lava flow on the southwest flank at moderate levels. ... read all
Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 14:32
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. ... read all
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

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