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Pacaya Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONT VA EMS to 12000 ft (3700 m)

Sat, 3 Apr 2021, 04:15
04:15 AM | 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 15 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX22 at 04:02 UTC, 03/04/21 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210403/0358Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: PACAYA 342110
PSN: N1422 W09035

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8373 FT [2552 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2021/181

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONT VA EMS

OBS VA DTG: 03/0350Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N1425 W09037 - N1349 W09041
- N1345 W09105 - N1425 W09037 MOV SW 15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 03/1000Z SFC/FL120 N1425 W09035
- N1346 W09040 - N1346 W09105 - N1425 W09035

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 03/1600Z SFC/FL120 N1425
W09035 - N1344 W09038 - N1347 W09107 - N1425
W09035

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 03/2200Z SFC/FL120 N1425
W09035 - N1346 W09038 - N1346 W09107 - N1425
W09035

RMK: CONT VA EMS OBS MOV SW FM SUMMIT VA FCST TO
CONT MOV S TO SW FM SUMMIT THRU T+18HRS BEFORE
DISP. ...FISHER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20210403/1000Z

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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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