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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

Sunday Mar 31, 2013 10:30 AM | BY: T
Weak strombolian activity continues, accompanied by white-bluish degassing (SO2). So far, no new lava flow has appeared.
Previous news
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013
Weak explosions producing small plumes of steam and some ash and degassing were reported this morning. ... read all
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013
Current seismogram from Pacaya  (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Weak strombolian activity continues at the McKenney crater. ... read all
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013
This morning's seismogram from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
The volcano continues to wake up progressively and "shows symptoms typical of generating new explosions and opening a new effusive vent for a lava flow" (INSIVUMEH) in the near future. read all
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013
Since last night, Pacaya volcano has been showing small strombolian activity, INSIVUMEH reports. The activity is from Mackenney crater and consists in weak explosions that throw incandescent bombs to up to 15 m above the crater. read all
Monday, Mar 18, 2013
Current seismogram from Pacaya  (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Weak gas and ash emissions continue. The seismic signal shows small superficial explosion signals and pulses of tremor lasting up to about 30 minutes. ... read all

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