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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)

Small Explosions at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

Wednesday Dec 19, 2012 10:37 AM | BY: VOLCANOBULLETIN

An ash plume from Pacaya, 18 December. Image by CONRED
An ash plume from Pacaya, 18 December. Image by CONRED
The CONRED reported that on the morning of 18 December three small explosions of gas-and-ash were detected at the volcano. This is the first eruptive activity recorded at Pacaya since late 2010.
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Previous news
Current seismic signal from PCG station (INSIVUMEH)
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012
No usual surface activity has been observed recently, but small volcanic earthquakes are occurring frequently. [more]
This morning's seismogram from Pacaya  (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Friday, Nov 02, 2012
At the surface, only steaming from fumaroles is observed, but there is elevated seismic activity under the volcano. [more]
Friday, Oct 12, 2012
Apart from seismic activity above background levels, only steaming is observed at Pacaya. [more]
Friday, Oct 12, 2012
Apart from seismic activity above background levels, only steaming is observed at Pacaya. [more]
Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012
A strong reactivation of the fumarolic white steam plume from the main crater Mckenney occurred, averaging between 500 and 600 meters high, due to the large amount of rain in the last 24 hours. [more]

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