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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)Pacaya webcams / live data
| 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, 10 Dec 2013, 15:37
Judging from INSIVUMEH's brief daily report, strombolian activity has decreased as ejecta heights were described as 25 meters (vs 50 m previously).
Mon, 9 Dec 2013, 15:29
Strombolian activity continues - weaker explosions occur every 5 seconds, moderate ones that eject bombs to heights of up to 50 m at intervals of about 1 minute. INSIVUMEH reports constant tremor at similar levels over the past days.
Fri, 6 Dec 2013, 10:48
Strombolian activity at Pacaya last evening (CONRED)
Strombolian activity has started to increase last evening, INSIVUMEH reports in its latest special bulletin, and might lead up to another phase of lava flow emission. ...more
Thu, 5 Dec 2013, 09:34
Seismic signal this morning at Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
No changes in activity have occurred. Mild strombolian explosions continue from the Mackenney crater. Tremor and explosion signals are visible on the seismic recording.
Sat, 30 Nov 2013, 08:16
INSIVUMEH reports continuing weak strombolian activity. Small ash plumes at altitudes of 2.5-2.7 km drift up to approx. 10 km mainly to the SE.
Tue, 26 Nov 2013, 17:40
Strombolian activity continues, but has been weak over the past days.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013, 09:38
INSIVUMEH reports ongoing, but relatively weak strombolian activity.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013, 06:47
INSIVUMEH reports ongoing mild to moderate strombolian activity with ejections of lava to up to 75 meters. Intervals between bursts are 20 seconds to one minute.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013, 16:05
Strombolian activity from the Mackenney crater continued during the past days with fluctuating intensity. Ejections of bombs reached about 50 m above the crater yesterday, INSIVUMEH reports.
Sun, 3 Nov 2013, 09:07
Mild to moderate strombolian activity with ejections of incandescent lava to heights of 50-100 m above the Mackenney crater continues.
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