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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) activity update

Friday Sep 06, 2013 11:52 AM | BY: T

Mild strombolian activity continues from the Mackenney crater. At night, incandescence can be seen.
Previous news
Pacaya volcano last evening (INSIVUMEH)
Friday, Aug 30, 2013
Weak strombolian activity and the effusion of lava flows continues. The activity can be seen from the capital and the coast. [more]
Strombolian activity from Pacaya 26 Aug evening and seismic recording (CONRED image)
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013
INSIVUMEH reports ongoing mild strombolian activity and the appearance of a new lava flow yesterday. The explosions occurred at rhythms of 4-10 minute intervals and ejected glowing lava to about 75 m height. The lava flow on the western flank of the Mackenney crater reached a length of 150-200 m. ... [more]
Last night's seismic signal from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Friday, Aug 16, 2013
Another paroxysm with strong strombolian explosions and a lava flow occurred last night from the Mackenney crater. Starting at about 19:15 (local time), eruptive activity increased accompanied by volcanic tremor. Strombolian explosions ejected bombs and blocks to a height of 500 m above the crater and showered the outer flanks. ... [more]
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013
INSIVUMEH reports weak strombolian activity. [more]
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]

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