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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, 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

Monday Apr 22, 2013 15:47 PM | BY: T

Weak strombolian activity continues from Mackenney crater, accompanied by visible incandescence at night.
Previous news
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013
After a few days with no or very little activity, incandescence and weak strombolian activity have resumed at the Mackenney crater. [more]
Sunday, Apr 14, 2013
INSIVUMEH's latest bulletin confirms that a small lava lake is present in the Mackenney crater at a depth of 40 meters and generating mostly small strombolian explosions that eject material to the NW flank. ... [more]
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013
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. [more]
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]

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