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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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Volcano news: Pacaya (Guatemala)

Pacaya volcano (Guatemala) activity update

Thursday Feb 06, 2014 16:09 PM | BY: TOMPFEIFFER

Current seismic signal from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Current seismic signal from Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
No visible eruptive activity except degassing is being mentioned by INSIVUMEH. The seismic signal shows degassing tremor and deep-seated small explosions.
Previous news
MODIS hot spot data (past 2 days) for Pacaya volcano - a significant reduction of the hot areas is visible (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Sunday, Jan 26, 2014
The lava flow emission from the southern fissure vent has gradually decreased or even stopped during the past days. ... [more]
MODIS hot spot data (past 2 days) for Pacaya volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
While explosive activity seems to have ceased, lava effusion from the southern fissure vent at the base of the Mackenney cone continues and feeds an active flow field that expands up to 3.6 km from the vent. ... [more]
Friday, Jan 17, 2014
The lava flow from the southern fissure vent at the base of Mackenney crater remains active, and weak strombolian activity occurs at the summit vent. [more]
Current seismic signal at Pacaya (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014
INSIVUMEH reports weak strombolian activity at the volcano's summit crater. Continuous tremor suggests that some lava effusion from the southern fissure still continues. [more]
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]

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