Pacaya volcano (Guatemala): lava flow continues to reach inhabited areas

Sat, 3 Apr 2021, 20:32
20:32 PM | BY: MARTIN
Lava flows from Pacaya inundating bush land on 29 Mar (image: Berner Villela Fotografía / facebook)
Lava flows from Pacaya inundating bush land on 29 Mar (image: Berner Villela Fotografía / facebook)
The branched four main arms of the active lava flow from the W fissure vent at Pacaya volcano (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
The branched four main arms of the active lava flow from the W fissure vent at Pacaya volcano (image: @ConredGuatemala/twitter)
Drone survey of the ongoing activity at Pacaya volcano associated with the lava flow (image: @DaniloJuarros/twitter)
Drone survey of the ongoing activity at Pacaya volcano associated with the lava flow (image: @DaniloJuarros/twitter)
The high-level effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues.
The lava continues to effuse from the western eruptive fissure onto the west-southwest slope at high rate. The lava flow has been traveled west again after changed its direction towards the south before as continues to burn the local vegetation and reaches the inhabited areas. The lava flow has increased in length of about 3,000 meters and branched off into four main arms, currently about 800 meters.
The lava-fountaining (paroxysm) episodes with intense strombolian activity continue to occur from the Mackenney summit crater. The explosive activity generated large and dense ash plumes that reached an estimated altitude of about 12,000 ft (3,700 m) and drifted approx. 50 km to the south-southwest of the volcano.
Source:
Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 3 April 2021
-bernervillela.com/

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