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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): elevated strombolian activity continues

Wed, 17 Feb 2021, 08:57
08:57 AM | BY: MARTIN
Strombolian activity accompanied by glowing emissions from Pacaya volcano this night (image: @EarthQuakesTime/twitter)
Strombolian activity accompanied by glowing emissions from Pacaya volcano this night (image: @EarthQuakesTime/twitter)
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at elevated levels.
Strombolian activity from Mackenney summit crater continues, began to increase gradually last night and is still continuing at the time of this update.
The explosions generate glowing lava bombs ejected to an approximate height of 200 to 250 meters above the crater.
The lava flow on the S-SW flank remains active, currently about 650 m long and caused glowing and hot avalanches of material.
The seismic station records elevated internal tremor associated with deggasing and near-constant strombolian explosions.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 17 February 2021
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