Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours
8-16 May 2021: From Stromboli to Etna - Sicila and Eolian Islands (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
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.

Pacaya volcano tours:
Volcanoes in the land of the Maya (15-days study trip and expedition to Guatemala's volcanoes)
Guatemala Volcano Special (8-day volcano tour to Pacaya and Fuego, Guatemala)

Volcano news: Pacaya (Guatemala)

Pacaya Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ONGOING VA EMS to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Sun, 21 Feb 2021, 05:45
05:45 AM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 10000 ft (3000 m) altitude or flight level 100 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX23 at 05:26 UTC, 21/02/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210221/0523Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: PACAYA 342110
PSN: N1422 W09035

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8373 FT [2552 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2021/029

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMS

OBS VA DTG: 21/0450Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 N1428 W09125 - N1423 W09035
- N1421 W09036 - N1419 W09124 - N1428 W09125 MOV
W 15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 21/1100Z SFC/FL100 N1428 W09120
- N1423 W09035 - N1422 W09036 - N1419 W09120 -
N1428 W09120

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 21/1700Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 21/2300Z NO VA EXP

RMK: INTMT VA PUFFS DETECTED ON STLT MOVG APROX
50 NM W OF SUMMIT B4 DSIPTNG. NO CHG FCST TO FL
WINDS NXT 6 HR. ...KONON

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210221/1130Z

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

More on VolcanoDiscovery

Why is there advertising on this site?
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.