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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 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.
Previous news
Thursday, Aug 01, 2013
Seismic recording from Pacaya on 30 July (2), showing the end of the eruption (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
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
This morning's seismic signal from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
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
Seismic signal last night from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
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

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