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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: DISCRETE VA EM. to 12000 ft (3700 m)

Sun, 14 Feb 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 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX22 at 19:21 UTC, 14/02/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210214/1916Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: PACAYA 342110
PSN: N1422 W09035

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8373 FT [2552 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2021/021

INFO SOURCE: GOES-16. NWP MODELS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: DISCRETE VA EM.

OBS VA DTG: 14/1840Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N1425 W09020 - N1421 W09020
- N1422 W09036 - N1423 W09036 - N1425 W09020 MOV
E 15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 15/0030Z SFC/FL120 N1429 W09011
- N1422 W09009 - N1422 W09034 - N1423 W09037 -
N1429 W09011

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 15/0630Z SFC/FL120 N1435
W09013 - N1427 W09009 - N1422 W09035 - N1423
W09036 - N1435 W09013

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 15/1230Z NO VA EXP

RMK: VA EM NOTED ARND 1750Z BY STLT. VA CLD ABT
15 NMI E OF SUMMIT. HOTSPOT STILL EVIDENT ON
THERMAL IR. NWP MDLS FCST SLGT WSHIFT TO ENE BY
T+12HRS. ...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210215/0115Z

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