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Pacaya volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
Pacaya volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
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 May 06, 2013 06:28 AM | BY: T

Current seismic recording at Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Current seismic recording at Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Weak strombolian activity probably continues. It can not always be observed, but only heard and shows on the seismic recording.
Previous news
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Small strombolian activity continues from the Mackenney crater. [more]
Current seismogram from Pacaya  (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Saturday, Apr 27, 2013
Weak strombolian activity from the Mackenney crater, well visible at night, continues and has been showing a gradual increase over the past days. This is also evident from the seismic recording. Some explosions can be heard in up to 3 km distance. [more]
Monday, Apr 22, 2013
Weak strombolian activity continues from Mackenney crater, accompanied by visible incandescence at night. [more]
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]

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