Pacaya volcano (Guatemala) activity update: lava flows from new fissure vent on NW flank of McKenney crater

Tue, 4 May 2021, 16:36
16:36 PM | BY: T
Hot spots on the SW flank of Pacaya showing the latest lava flows since 30 April 2021 (image: MODIS)
Hot spots on the SW flank of Pacaya showing the latest lava flows since 30 April 2021 (image: MODIS)
The lava flows from the new fissure vent on the NW flank of the McKenney crater that had started on 30 April remain active and have reached the flatter areas at the base of the cone.
The flow fronts have reached more than 2000 m distance and are slowly approaching towards farmland of La Brena. So far, the lava doesn't threaten threaten inhabited areas.
Impressive pictures can be found in news media such as APF:

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