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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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Pacaya volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Saturday Nov 30, 2013 08:16 AM | BY: T

INSIVUMEH reports continuing weak strombolian activity. Small ash plumes at altitudes of 2.5-2.7 km drift up to approx. 10 km mainly to the SE.
Previous news
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013
Strombolian activity continues, but has been weak over the past days. [more]
Sunday, Nov 24, 2013
INSIVUMEH reports ongoing, but relatively weak strombolian activity. [more]
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
INSIVUMEH reports ongoing mild to moderate strombolian activity with ejections of lava to up to 75 meters. Intervals between bursts are 20 seconds to one minute. [more]
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
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. [more]
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]

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