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

Wed, 31 Mar 2021, 11:00
11:00 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 and is moving at 10 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX22 at 10:53 UTC, 31/03/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210331/1051Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: PACAYA 342110
PSN: N1422 W09035

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8373 FT [2552 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2021/168

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EMS OBS

OBS VA DTG: 22/1050Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 N1424 W09037 - N1408 W0903 1
- N1410 W09043 - N1424 W09037 MOV S 10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 22/1700Z SFC/FL100 N1425 W09036
- N1408 W09034 - N1412 W09044 - N1425 W09036

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 22/2300Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 23/0500Z NO VA EXP

RMK: NEW LGT VA EMS OBS MOV S TO SSW IN STLT
IMAGERY. VA FCST TO CONT S TO SSW MOV THRU T+6HRS
BEFORE DISP. VA ACT LOW TO MODERATE. ...FISHER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210331/1645Z

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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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