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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

Wednesday Nov 13, 2013 16:05 PM | BY: T

Strombolian activity from the Mackenney crater continued during the past days with fluctuating intensity. Ejections of bombs reached about 50 m above the crater yesterday, INSIVUMEH reports.
Previous news
Sunday, Nov 03, 2013
Mild to moderate strombolian activity with ejections of incandescent lava to heights of 50-100 m above the Mackenney crater continues. [more]
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Near continuous, relatively strong strombolian activity is visible from Guatemala City. A plume of fine ash from this activity rises to about 2700 m a.s.l. and drifts to the S and SE. [more]
Friday, Oct 18, 2013
Strombolian activity continues at low to moderate levels with little variations over the past days. Explosions with low ash content eject incandescent lava bombs to up to about 50 m above the rim of Mackenney crater. [more]
Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
Relatively intense strombolian activity continues and produces a plume of fine ash and gasses. During times when the wind blows from the north, this plume can reach the capital's airport, INSIVUMEH warned two days ago. [more]
Saturday, Oct 05, 2013
(Strombolian) Explosions occur every 3-5 seconds, INSIVUMEH reports. [more]

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