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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

Tuesday Aug 18, 2015 13:38 PM | BY: T

Weak strombolian activity continues inside the Mackenney crater and produces small plumes of gas and light ash. Glow is visible at night.
Previous news
Sunday, Aug 09, 2015
Deep-seated strombolian activity produces small ash plumes from the Mackenney crater where glow can be seen at night. [more]
Sunday, Jul 05, 2015
Mild strombolian activity producing small ash plumes continues at the Mackenney crater. Incandescence is visible from the crater at night, [more]

Monday, Jun 22, 2015
Mild strombolian activity has resumed in the main (Mackenney) crater of the volcano. INSIVUMEH reported intense degassing, small ash emissions, incandescence at night and volcanic tremor. ... [more]
Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015
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. [more]
Saturday, Feb 07, 2015
Small ash emissions continue, probably from mild, deep-seated strombolian activity in the new pit inside Mackenney crater described a week ago. [more]

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