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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.

Pacaya volcano tours:
Volcanoes in the land of the Maya (15-day study trip and expedition to Guatemala's volcanoes)
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Pacaya Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONS VA EMS to 12000 ft (3700 m)

Sun, 21 Mar 2021, 16:00
16:00 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 and is moving at 5 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX22 at 15:44 UTC, 21/03/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210321/1540Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: PACAYA 342110
PSN: N1422 W09035

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8373 FT [2552 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2021/121

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EMS

OBS VA DTG: 21/1510Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N1424 W09036 - N1422 W09035
- N1406 W09046 - N1408 W09051 - N1424 W09036 MOV
SW 10KT SFC/FL160 N1428 W09028 - N1419 W09028 -
N1421 W09034 - N1424 W09034 - N1428 W09028 MOV E
5KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 21/2100Z SFC/FL120 N1424 W09036
- N1422 W09035 - N1403 W09045 - N1406 W09054 -
N1424 W09036 SFC/FL160 NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 22/0300Z SFC/FL120 N1424
W09036 - N1422 W09035 - N1405 W09050 - N1408
W09059 - N1424 W09036

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 22/0900Z SFC/FL120 N1424
W09036 - N1422 W09035 - N1405 W09050 - N1409
W09101 - N1424 W09036

RMK: VA EMS OBS IN STLT EXT 20 NM SW FM SUMMIT.
AT 21/1330Z HIGHER VA EM OBS IN STLT MOVG E/SE.
VA AT FL160 DISPG QUICKLY. WEBCAM SHOWS CONS VA
EMS. NWP MDLS FCST SW WIND DIR THRU T+18.
...TUGGLE

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210321/2145Z

Previous news

Fri, 19 Mar 2021, 09:42
The three active lava flows at Pacaya volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at high levels. ... read all
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