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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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Pacaya volcano (Guatemala): increasing strombolian activity

Saturday May 25, 2013 16:25 PM | BY: T

This morning's seismic recording at Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
This morning's seismic recording at Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Strombolian activity from the Mackenney is gradually intensifying and continues to fill the crater. Explosions reach 75 m height above the vents and some of the ejecta fall outside the crater and produce audible booms. This activity and volcanic tremor is visible on the seismic recording as well.
Previous news
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Strombolian activity persists in the Mackenney crater, which is slowly filling with new lava. The activity can be heard from San Francisco de Sales and ejects incandescent bombs to about 40 m height. As the crater continues to fill up, INSIVUMEH thinks that during the coming days or weeks, new lava flows are likely to appear. [more]
Thursday, May 16, 2013
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. [more]
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]

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