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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

Wednesday Apr 10, 2013 05:21 AM | BY: T

Strombolian activity continues gradually to increase, and tephra is being thrown to about 25 m above the crater rim. Inside the Mackenney crater, a small lava lake has formed at the vent at a depth of 40 m, INSIVUMEH reports.
Previous news
This morning's seismogram from Pacaya  (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Monday, Apr 08, 2013
Weak strombolian activity continues. The seismic shows a mix of surface events (explosions) and small earthquakes ad weak tremor pulses related to fluid movements inside the volcano. [more]
Saturday, Apr 06, 2013
INSIVUMEH reports no changes during the last week. Mild strombolian activity continues, and is visible especially at night. [more]
Thursday, Apr 04, 2013
Weak strombolian eruptions continue to be observed from Mackenney crater. [more]
Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013
Strombolian activity has continued and seems to be becoming slowly stronger. Incandescent material can now be seen ejected at night and lands mainly on the western flank of Mackenney crater, where INSIVUMEH advises tourists not to go. [more]
Sunday, Mar 31, 2013
Weak strombolian activity continues, accompanied by white-bluish degassing (SO2). So far, no new lava flow has appeared. [more]

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