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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)

Pacaya volcano (Guatemala) activity update: seismic unrest

Wednesday Dec 26, 2012 10:45 AM | BY: T

This morning's seismogram from Pacaya  (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
This morning's seismogram from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
No new explosions have been observed and the only activity at the surface is degassing. INSIVUMEH mentions that tremor and volcanic quakes are visible, suggesting new eruptions could occur any time.
Previous news
Thursday, Dec 20, 2012
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. [more]
An ash plume from Pacaya, 18 December. Image by CONRED
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]
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]

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