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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, 1972, 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): new strombolian activity

Sun, 16 Feb 2014, 12:52
12:52 PM | BY: T
New strombolian explosions have started to occur at the Mackenney crater. This is the first eruptive activity at the summit since the paroxysm on 10 Jan which resulted in the collapse of the crater floor.
So far, the new strombolian activity has been weak, but signals the beginning of a new cycle that once again started to fill the crater again. INSIVUMEH reports about 2 explosions per hour, and ash plumes rising to about 100 m.
Previous news
Thu, 6 Feb 2014, 16:09
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. ... read all
Sun, 26 Jan 2014, 11:19
MODIS hot spot data (past 2 days) for Pacaya volcano - a significant reduction of the hot areas is visible (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
The lava flow emission from the southern fissure vent has gradually decreased or even stopped during the past days. read all
Wed, 22 Jan 2014, 07:42
MODIS hot spot data (past 2 days) for Pacaya volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
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. ... read all
Fri, 17 Jan 2014, 08:05
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. ... read all
Wed, 15 Jan 2014, 17:03
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. ... read all
 

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