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Pacaya volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
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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: ONGOING VA EMS VA EMS to 11000 ft (3400 m)

Tue, 9 Feb 2021, 11:00
11:00 AM | 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 10:45 UTC, 09/02/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210209/1043Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: PACAYA 342110
PSN: N1422 W09035

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8373 FT [2552 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2021/010

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMS VA EMS

OBS VA DTG: 09/1010Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL110 N1423 W09036 - N1422 W09035
- N1419 W09044 - N1423 W09044 - N1423 W09036 MOV
W 5KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 09/1600Z SFC/FL110 N1425 W09046
- N1422 W09035 - N1422 W09036 - N1422 W09036 -
N1420 W09046 - N1425 W09046

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 09/2200Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 10/0400Z NO VA EXP

RMK: LGT VA EMS IS SEEN MOV W UP TO 8NM FM THE
SUMMIT. NWP MDL INDICATES A CONT W MOV THRU T+6
HRS. ...ZHU

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210209/1645Z

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

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