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Pacaya volcano satellite image by (c) Google Earth View
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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 Sep 10, 2013 13:40 PM | BY: T

Seismic signal from Pacaya today (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Seismic signal from Pacaya today (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
INSIVUMEH reports continuing strombolian activity with explosions every 10 seconds, accompanied by a continuous volcanic tremor signal. Pyroclastic material is thrown to 100-150 m height.
Previous news
Friday, Sep 06, 2013
Mild strombolian activity continues from the Mackenney crater. At night, incandescence can be seen. [more]
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]

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