Get our newsletter!
: "One of the most eye-catching guides to the world’s volcanoes ever published.
Our expert volcanologists and photographers offer unique travel experiences: volcano expeditions
, photo tours, and relaxed walking & study tours.
Excellent information for anyone wishing to visit and enjoy active volcanoes safely. Detailed guidelines to 42 different volcanoes around the world.
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Pacaya volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
Complex volcano 2552 m (8,373 ft)
Guatemala, 14.38°N / -90.6°WCurrent status
(4 out of 5)Pacaya webcams / live data
| ReportsPacaya volcano books | ToursPacaya 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, 2014Typical 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.Last earthquakes nearby
Pacaya volcano toursVolcanoes in the land of the Maya
(15-days study trip and expedition to Guatemala's volcanoes)Latest satellite imagesSentinel hub
| Landsat 8
Volcano news: Pacaya (Guatemala)
Pacaya volcano (Guatemala) activity update
Monday Aug 05, 2013 15:42 PM | BY: T
After the short surge of activity last week, the volcano has been very calm. INSIVUMEH reports no explosions, but this is probably partly due to cloud cover preventing observations.
Thursday, Aug 01, 2013
A surge in activity with increased strombolian explosions and the effusion of a lava flow occurred during 4 hours on 30 July, similar to the event from 30 May. ... read all
Thursday, Jul 25, 2013
Seismic and surface activity have increased during the past days, characterized by the appearance of continuous tremor and more frequent strombolian explosions, the latest special bulletin of INSIVUMEH notes. ... read all
Monday, Jul 22, 2013
Activity has dropped at bit apparently. Although the seismic signal suggests that small strombolian-type explosions still seem to continue, INSIVUMEH reported only degassing and no sounds of explosions heard. ... read all
Friday, Jul 19, 2013
Mild strombolian activity from the Mackenney crater continues. ... read all
Tuesday, Jul 09, 2013
Mild strombolian activity persists at the volcano's crater. Some explosions can be heard in up to 5 km distance. ... read all
More on VolcanoDiscovery:
Photos taken on our our tours.
- volcano adventures, group photos, expedition and camp life, people and impressions.
Recent volcano satellite images
: Browse quickly through the latest satellite imagery from volcanoes all over the world in order to spot ash clouds and hot spots.
Kelut volcano photos
: A new lava dome grew inside the crater lake during the effusive eruption in late 2007, replacing most of the lake. Watch the birth of a new mountain!