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Pacaya Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: PSBL VA SEEN IN STLT. to 9000 ft (2700 m)

Tue, 30 Mar 2021, 09:30
09:30 AM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 9000 ft (2700 m) altitude or flight level 090 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX22 at 09:22 UTC, 30/03/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210330/0817Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: PACAYA 342110
PSN: N1422 W09035

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8373 FT [2552 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2021/164

INFO SOURCE: GOES-16. NWP MODELS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: PSBL VA SEEN IN STLT.

OBS VA DTG: 30/0750Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL090 N1424 W09037 - N1422 W09035
- N1412 W09047 - N1420 W09053 - N1424 W09037 MOV
SW 10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 30/1400Z SFC/FL090 N1425 W09036
- N1420 W09035 - N1409 W09052 - N1419 W09059 -
N1425 W09036

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 30/2000Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 31/0200Z NO VA EXP

RMK: PSBL VA SEEN IN STLT BUT DIFFICULT TO SEE
DUE TO MET CLDS. WELL DEFINED HOTSPOT IN S/W
IMAGERY. NWP INDICATES A CONT SW-LY MOV THRU T+6
HRS. ...KIBLER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210330/1415Z

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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: normal or dormant (1 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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