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Pacaya Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONS VA EMS to 9000 ft (2700 m)

Fri, 2 Apr 2021, 16:30
16:30 PM | 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 and is moving at 20 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX22 at 16:22 UTC, 02/04/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210402/1617Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: PACAYA 342110
PSN: N1422 W09035

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8373 FT [2552 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2021/179

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EMS

OBS VA DTG: 02/1550Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL090 N1423 W09038 - N1422 W09035
- N1307 W09045 - N1241 W09111 - N1258 W09152 -
N1348 W09140 - N1423 W09038 MOV S 20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 02/2200Z SFC/FL090 N1423 W09040
- N1422 W09034 - N1225 W09150 - N1253 W09258 -
N1346 W09209 - N1423 W09040

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 03/0400Z SFC/FL090 N1422
W09033 - N1333 W09109 - N1239 W09229 - N1312
W09350 - N1354 W09208 - N1422 W09041 - N1422
W09033

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 03/1000Z SFC/FL090 N1426
W09039 - N1422 W09034 - N1353 W09038 - N1243
W09258 - N1316 W09418 - N1401 W09216 - N1426
W09039

RMK: CONS VA SEEN IN STLT MOV SSW AND ONCE OFF
COAST FANNING SW/W. WEBCAM SHOWS VA JUST ABOVE
SUMMIT WITH HIGHER VA TO FL090. A SW-LY MOV
IS EXP BY T+6 HRS THRU T+18 HRS. HEIGHT AND MOV
BASED ON STLT AND WEB AND NWP. VA EXTDS OUT
NEARLY 100 NM FM SUMMIT BEFORE DISPTG ...KIBLER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210402/2215Z

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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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