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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)

Wed, 23 Dec 2015, 00:18
View into Pacaya's Mackenney crater this morning (22 Dec 2015)
During our visit at the volcano this morning, the first direct observation of the crater was possible following a period of 5 days of bad weather. When we climbed the crater rim, we observed violent, continuous lava spattering from the central vent on an intra-crater cinder cone inside Mackenney crater. ...more [read all]
Tue, 10 Nov 2015, 16:53
Pacaya's active vent inside Mackenney crater on 6 Nov (facebook video snapshot)
Near continuous spattering and weak strombolian activity is occurring from a vent deep inside the Mackenney crater. ...more
Fri, 6 Nov 2015, 06:44
Weak, deep-seated explosive activity continues inside the Mackenney crater. INSIVUMEH reports moderate degassing creating a plume of 150-200 m height with pulsating emissions of bluish gas. At night, weak glow is visible from the crater.
Wed, 23 Sep 2015, 11:05
INSIVUMEH reported that during 17-19 September white-and-blue fumarolic plumes rose from Pacaya's Mackenney cone and drifted W and S. Tremor was detected and incandescence from the crater was visible at night. ...more
Tue, 1 Sep 2015, 11:05
Tremor at Pacaya which began on 16 June continued to be elevated at least through 18 August. INSIVUMEH reported that white-and-blue gas plumes were accompanied by a small gas emission on 1 September; the plume drifted W.
Tue, 18 Aug 2015, 13:38
Weak strombolian activity continues inside the Mackenney crater and produces small plumes of gas and light ash. Glow is visible at night.
Sun, 9 Aug 2015, 11:44
Deep-seated strombolian activity produces small ash plumes from the Mackenney crater where glow can be seen at night.
Sun, 5 Jul 2015, 10:53
Mild strombolian activity producing small ash plumes continues at the Mackenney crater. Incandescence is visible from the crater at night,
Mon, 22 Jun 2015, 15:32
Mild strombolian activity has resumed in the main (Mackenney) crater of the volcano. INSIVUMEH reported intense degassing, small ash emissions, incandescence at night and volcanic tremor. ...more
Tue, 2 Jun 2015, 16:19
INSIVUMEH reported degassing and occasional ash emissions that rise approx. 200 m above the Mackenney crater. This is likely a sign of weak, dee-seated strombolian activity from a vent inside the crater.

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