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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

Thursday Jan 09, 2014 15:15 PM | BY: T

The volcano continues to be in mild strombolian activity at the Mackenney crater.
Previous news
Sunday, Jan 05, 2014
Mild strombolian activity continues with little changes. Incandescent ejections can be seen from the capital on clear nights. [more]
Degassing plume from Popocatépetl yesterday
Thursday, Jan 02, 2014
Mild stombolian activity with ejections to 10-50 m height above the new cone inside Mackenney crater continue at intervals of approx. 30 seconds. [more]
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
Judging from INSIVUMEH's brief daily report, strombolian activity has decreased as ejecta heights were described as 25 meters (vs 50 m previously). [more]
Monday, Dec 09, 2013
Strombolian activity continues - weaker explosions occur every 5 seconds, moderate ones that eject bombs to heights of up to 50 m at intervals of about 1 minute. INSIVUMEH reports constant tremor at similar levels over the past days. [more]
Strombolian activity at Pacaya last evening (CONRED)
Friday, Dec 06, 2013
Strombolian activity has started to increase last evening, INSIVUMEH reports in its latest special bulletin, and might lead up to another phase of lava flow emission. ... [more]

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