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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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Thu, 25 Jul 2013, 14:14
This morning's seismic signal from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Seismic and surface activity have increased during the past days, characterized by the appearance of continuous tremor and more frequent strombolian explosions, the latest special bulletin of INSIVUMEH notes. ...more [read all]
Mon, 22 Jul 2013, 03:04
Seismic signal last night from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Activity has dropped at bit apparently. Although the seismic signal suggests that small strombolian-type explosions still seem to continue, INSIVUMEH reported only degassing and no sounds of explosions heard.
Fri, 19 Jul 2013, 00:58
Mild strombolian activity from the Mackenney crater continues.
Tue, 9 Jul 2013, 14:40
Mild strombolian activity persists at the volcano's crater. Some explosions can be heard in up to 5 km distance.
Fri, 5 Jul 2013, 14:25
Weak to moderate strombolian activity from the Mackenney crater continues. The small intracater cone has grown to about 25 m height, INSIVUMEH reported. Some explosions can be heard in up to 5 km distance.
Mon, 1 Jul 2013, 16:05
This morning's seismic signal from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
INSIVUMEH reports no explosions heard or seen, but the seismic signal suggests that small explosive activity continues.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013, 16:19
Mild, typical strombolian activity has established itself inside the Mackenney crater. "Dry" (not containing much ash) explosions occur frequently and eject incandescent scoria to about 25 m height above the crater and an intra-crater cone, now about 15 m high, is being formed inside the crater. Some of the explosions can be heard in up to 5 km distance. At night, glow can be seen from the crater.
Thu, 20 Jun 2013, 16:08
Weak strombolian activity has resumed, with small explosions about every 10 minutes that produce small ash puffs. Some of the explosions are audible, but most are only inferred from the seismic signal. Volcanic tremor accompanies this process.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013, 14:05
Seismic signal from Pacaya today (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Eruptive activity has resumed. Weak incandescence and explosions could be seen and heard during the past days. Today, no direct observations were reported, but volcanic tremor increased significantly during today, which could indicate some more vigorous activity soon.
Seismic signal from Pacaya yesterday (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Thu, 13 Jun 2013, 14:31
The volcano has been quiet yesterday. No explosions occurred. INSIVUMEH reports moderate steaming only.

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