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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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Sun, 31 Mar 2013, 10:30
Weak strombolian activity continues, accompanied by white-bluish degassing (SO2). So far, no new lava flow has appeared.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013, 16:42
Weak explosions producing small plumes of steam and some ash and degassing were reported this morning.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013, 16:34
Current seismogram from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Weak strombolian activity continues at the McKenney crater.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013, 16:39
This morning's seismogram from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
The volcano continues to wake up progressively and "shows symptoms typical of generating new explosions and opening a new effusive vent for a lava flow" (INSIVUMEH) in the near future. ...more
Tue, 19 Mar 2013, 14:11
Since last night, Pacaya volcano has been showing small strombolian activity, INSIVUMEH reports. The activity is from Mackenney crater and consists in weak explosions that throw incandescent bombs to up to 15 m above the crater. ...more
Mon, 18 Mar 2013, 16:21
Current seismogram from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Weak gas and ash emissions continue. The seismic signal shows small superficial explosion signals and pulses of tremor lasting up to about 30 minutes.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013, 17:05
The volcano continues to wake up. Small gas and ash emissions were observed from the crater yesterday. The seismic signal shows volcanic tremor and volcanic quakes related to internal fluid movements and the degassing/ash venting at the surface.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013, 15:04
INSIVUMEH reports continuing steaming/degassing and weak ash venting. Bluish gas and seismic activity suggest that magma is near the surface.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013, 09:17
Occasional weak gas and ash emissions have been reported by INSIVUMEH who believes that a return to magmatic, likely strombolian activity from the Mackenney crater is a probable scenario for the near future (weeks).
Tue, 12 Mar 2013, 12:36
No new explosive activity or other surface activity except degassing / steaming has been observed over the past days.

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