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Complex volcano 2552 m (8,373 ft)
Guatemala, 14.38°N / -90.6°WCurrent status
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| 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.
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Pacaya volcano (Guatemala) activity update
Thursday Dec 20, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T
During the past 48 hours no more activity has been observed. The small explosions on 18 Dec have left a small crater. At the moment, the volcano is emitting a light bluish gas and steam plume only.
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012
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. [more]
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012
No usual surface activity has been observed recently, but small volcanic earthquakes are occurring frequently.
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.
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