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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: erupting (4 out of 5)
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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, 2972, 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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Volcano news: Pacaya (Guatemala)

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Wed, 10 May 2006, 09:05

Pacaya volcano remains active producing a lava flow that travels, partly in a 0.5-1.5 m wide tube, about 500 m down the NNE flank of the summit cone. White steam and gas plumes are rising about 300 m ober the summit.

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Sat, 8 Apr 2006, 09:40

Pacaya volcano's activity remains low, with a small active lava flow about 250 m long.

Thu, 30 Mar 2006, 16:17

Pacaya volcano is in mild strombolian activity, with lava flows extending  ~100-150 m down the volcano's S and SW flank.

Wed, 8 Mar 2006, 02:22

Pacaya's activity remains very low, but some weak incandescence from the crater is visible at night, suggesting that magma is near the vents. ...more on Pacaya

Fri, 24 Feb 2006, 12:18

Pacaya continues its slumber. Only a weak steam plume of about 150 m height is visible above its crater.

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