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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

Saturday Feb 07, 2015 15:33 PM | BY: T

Small ash emissions continue, probably from mild, deep-seated strombolian activity in the new pit inside Mackenney crater described a week ago.
Previous news
Number of recorded explosions and tremor amplitude at Pacaya (INSIVUMEH)
Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015
New ash emissions and explosions, up to 40 per day, have occurred last week, indicating the volcano could be heading towards a new eruptive phase of strombolian activity. ... [more]
Weak incandescent spot, but no degassing from Mackenney crater on 8 Jan 2015 (Landsat 8 image / processed by Rudiger Escobar Wolf @rudigerescobar / twitter)
Thursday, Jan 15, 2015
The volcano is becoming active again. In a special bulletin yesterday, INSIVUMEH reported that ash emissions occurred from the volcano. ... [more]
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014
INSIVUMEH reported a week ago that activity decreased and that there are currently no signs of explosive activity from the Mackenney crater. Only a steam and gas plume is being emitted. [more]
Current seismic signal (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
Friday, Nov 14, 2014
It seems new strombolian explosive activity has started around 10-11 November from the Mackenney crater. ... [more]
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The volcano remains quiet. INSIVUMEH reports only a continuous degassing plume reaching about 50 m above the crater. [more]

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