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Pacaya volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
Complex volcano 2552 m (8,373 ft)
Guatemala, 14.38°N / -90.6°WCurrent status
(4 out of 5)
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| ReportsPacaya volcano books | ToursPacaya 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, 2972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980 - May 1998 (intense period of summit activity), 1999-2003, 2004-2010, 2012, 2013, 2014Typical 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.Last earthquakes nearby
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Volcano news: Pacaya (Guatemala)
Tue, 21 Jun 2005, 07:53
Between 16-18 June, strombolian activity had been more vigorous, sending incandescent blocks to up to 150 m height and destroying parts of the intra-crater cones around the vents.
On June 20, two lava flows descended yesterday from the central crater and have reached 150 and 200 m length. Small strombolian explosions continue from the crater.
Mon, 13 Jun 2005, 23:56
The two lava flows from the central crater cone to the SW and W are still active, with fronts of about 200 and 300 m width near the saddle of Cerro Chino. Weak strombolian activity continues to be present at the summit crater.
Thu, 9 Jun 2005, 00:04
GVP/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 1-7 June 2005: ...more
Sat, 4 Jun 2005, 00:12
Strombolian explosions have paused since yesterday, while small quantities of white steam are still being emitted. Two lava flows, about 2-300 m long, are still active and flowing down in parallel channels at the WSW base of the intra-crater cone. Blocks detach from the flow front and arrive at the saddle between Cerro Chino and Pacaya. ...more
Wed, 25 May 2005, 22:11
From the GVP/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 18-24 May 2005: ...more
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