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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) activity update: occasional ash emissions

Tue, 2 Jun 2015, 16:19
16:19 PM | BY: T
INSIVUMEH reported degassing and occasional ash emissions that rise approx. 200 m above the Mackenney crater. This is likely a sign of weak, dee-seated strombolian activity from a vent inside the crater.
Previous news
Sat, 7 Feb 2015, 15:33
Small ash emissions continue, probably from mild, deep-seated strombolian activity in the new pit inside Mackenney crater described a week ago. ... read all
Tue, 3 Feb 2015, 17:22
Number of recorded explosions and tremor amplitude at Pacaya (INSIVUMEH)
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. ... read all
Thu, 15 Jan 2015, 12:03
Weak incandescent spot, but no degassing from Mackenney crater on 8 Jan 2015 (Landsat 8 image / processed by Rudiger Escobar Wolf @rudigerescobar / twitter)
The volcano is becoming active again. In a special bulletin yesterday, INSIVUMEH reported that ash emissions occurred from the volcano. ... read all
Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 15:49
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. ... read all
Fri, 14 Nov 2014, 07:10
Current seismic signal (PCG station, INSIVUMEH)
It seems new strombolian explosive activity has started around 10-11 November from the Mackenney crater. ... read all
 

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