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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): strombolian activity

Thursday May 16, 2013 09:01 AM | BY: T

Strombolian activity has returned or increased and is now ejecting incandescent material to heights of 100 m. Seismic data seem currently not available from INSIVUMEH's website.
Previous news
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Activity seems to have decreased. INSIVUMEH no longer reports and strombolian activity visible or audible. [more]
Current seismic recording at Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Monday, May 06, 2013
Weak strombolian activity probably continues. It can not always be observed, but only heard and shows on the seismic recording. [more]
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]

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