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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: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN STLT IMAGERY to 12000 ft (3700 m)

Thu, 18 Feb 2021, 22:30
22:30 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:

FVXX23 at 22:15 UTC, 18/02/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210218/2213Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: PACAYA 342110
PSN: N1422 W09035

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8373 FT [2552 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2021/023

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN STLT IMAGERY

OBS VA DTG: 18/2150Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N1423 W09036 - N1422 W09034
- N1410 W09040 - N1417 W09047 - N1423 W09036 MOV
SW 10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 19/0400Z SFC/FL120 N1423 W09037
- N1422 W09034 - N1405 W09041 - N1414 W09055 -
N1423 W09037

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 19/1000Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 19/1600Z NO VA EXP

RMK: OCNL LGT VA EMS AND SUMMIT HOTSPOT OBS IN
STLT IMAGERY MOVG SW FM SUMMIT. VA HGT/DIR FM
STLT/NWP MDLS SHOWS CONT SW-LY MOVMT TREND THRU
T+6. ...SAMBUCCI

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210219/0415Z

Previous news

Wed, 17 Feb 2021, 08:57
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. ... read all
Mon, 15 Feb 2021, 09:19
Explosive activity at Pacaya volcano generated a dense dark ash column (image: INSIVUMEH)
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at high levels. ... read all

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