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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, 1972, 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

Mon, 16 Sep 2013, 14:57
14:57 PM | BY: T
Current seismic recording Pacaya volcano (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Current seismic recording Pacaya volcano (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Strombolian activity has been gradually increasing during the past days. Frequent explosions, at intervals of about 5 minutes, eject glowing material to 50-100 m above the Mackenney crater, and ash plumes drift up to 3 km to the W and SW. The activity is visible from the capital Guatemala city. INSIVUMEH thinks that the appearance of a new lava flow is likely to occur soon.
Previous news
Tue, 10 Sep 2013, 13:40
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. ... read all
Fri, 6 Sep 2013, 11:52
Mild strombolian activity continues from the Mackenney crater. At night, incandescence can be seen. ... read all
Fri, 30 Aug 2013, 09:30
Pacaya volcano last evening (INSIVUMEH)
Weak strombolian activity and the effusion of lava flows continues. The activity can be seen from the capital and the coast. ... read all
Wed, 28 Aug 2013, 05:03
Strombolian activity from Pacaya 26 Aug evening and seismic recording (CONRED image)
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. read all
Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 14:59
Last night's seismic signal from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
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. ... read all

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