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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) activity update

Tuesday Aug 13, 2013 14:56 PM | BY: T

INSIVUMEH reports weak strombolian activity.
Previous news
Monday, Aug 05, 2013
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. [more]
Seismic recording from Pacaya on 30 July (2), showing the end of the eruption (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
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. ... [more]
This morning's seismic signal from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
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. ... [more]
Seismic signal last night from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
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. [more]
Friday, Jul 19, 2013
Mild strombolian activity from the Mackenney crater continues. [more]

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