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Pacaya volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
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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, 1972, 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)

Pacaya volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Thu, 20 Dec 2012, 11:05
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.
Previous news
Wed, 19 Dec 2012, 10:37
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. ... read all
Tue, 18 Dec 2012, 11:05
Current seismic signal from PCG station (INSIVUMEH)
No usual surface activity has been observed recently, but small volcanic earthquakes are occurring frequently. ... read all
Fri, 2 Nov 2012, 11:05
This morning's seismogram from Pacaya  (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
At the surface, only steaming from fumaroles is observed, but there is elevated seismic activity under the volcano. ... read all
Fri, 12 Oct 2012, 10:05
Apart from seismic activity above background levels, only steaming is observed at Pacaya. ... read all
Fri, 12 Oct 2012, 10:05
Apart from seismic activity above background levels, only steaming is observed at Pacaya. ... read all

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