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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) 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): increase of activity, new lava flow

Sun, 2 Mar 2014, 16:48
16:48 PM | BY: T
Seismic signal from Pacaya today (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Seismic signal from Pacaya today (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
A new phase of increased activity at the volcano began today. Strombolian explosions became more intense, ejecting incandescent bombs to approx. 200 m above the crater, and since this morning, a new lava flow started to descend from the summit on the western flank. The activity surge is reflected by a strong, gradual increase of tremor.

Previous news

Sun, 2 Mar 2014, 08:17
Mild strombolian eruptions occur at intervals of 5-10 minutes from the Mackenney crater. ... read all
Tue, 25 Feb 2014, 17:24
Mild strombolian activity continues at the Mackenney crater. INSIVUMEH reports ejections of fine-grained tephra (ash) to 100-150 m above the crater. ... read all
Sun, 16 Feb 2014, 12:52
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. read all
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

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