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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

Wednesday Jan 15, 2014 17:03 PM | BY: T

Current seismic signal at Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Current seismic signal at Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
INSIVUMEH reports weak strombolian activity at the volcano's summit crater. Continuous tremor suggests that some lava effusion from the southern fissure still continues.
Previous news
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
The volcano continues to effuse a weakly alimented lava flow from the southern fissure and has mild strombolian activity at the summit crater, with explosions occurring about every 2 minutes and ejections reaching 25-70 m above the crater. [more]
Monday, Jan 13, 2014
Activity continues to decrease back to normal levels. Apart from weak activity left at the southern fissure, the lava flow emission has ceased and the flows are now cooling. Strombolian activity at the summit vent decreased as well back to mild levels with ejections rarely surpassing 50 m. ... [more]
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Pacaya volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Sunday, Jan 12, 2014
According to INSIVUMEH, the eruption has considerably slowed down since last evening around 19:15 (local time), although weather prevented detailed observations. Activity at the summit decreased to moderate strombolian explosions with ejections reaching 100 m height and degassing. ... [more]
Map of the lava flows from Pacaya today (CONRED)
Saturday, Jan 11, 2014
The ongoing eruption of the volcano involved the opening of at least two effusive fissure vents on the northern and southern base of the Mackenney cone (this info according to images and maps published by CONRED, although CONRED / INSIVUMEH at the same time report 3 vents on the east, west and south flank). ... [more]
Seismic signal from Pacaya yesterday night and this morning (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Saturday, Jan 11, 2014
A strong increase in activity began last night at the volcano. Accompanied by steeply rising tremor, the so-far mild strombolian activity picked up to become intense enough to produce pulsating lava fountains that eject glowing material to several hundred meters height and is visible from tens of kilometers distance (e.g. the Pacific coast at 50 km to the west). ... [more]
 

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