Volcano news: Pacaya (Guatemala)
Pacaya volcano (Guatemala) activity update: lava flow and continuous spattering
Thursday Mar 02, 2017 17:54 PM | BY: T
Activity at the volcano has not changed significantly. The lava flow at the volcano's upper NE flank towards Cerro Chino remains active. This morning, it was approx. 150 m long.
MODIS hot spots on Pacaya during the past week (Univ. Hawaii)
The volcano observatory reported continuous spattering from the main vent in the summit crater with ejections reaching 10-15 m height. Seismic observations suggest that magma is continuously rising towards the surface through the main conduit.
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
A new lava flow has become active on the upper NE flank of the flanks of the Mackenney cone since around 9 Feb and is currently about 300 m long. ... [more]
Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
The volcano's activity has been comparably calm recently, characterized by strong degassing from the intra-crater cone that formed during the latest period (2015-16) of strombolian activity and has become impressively large, filling a good part of the crater now. ... [more]
Friday, Jul 29, 2016
Mild strombolian activity continues from the Mackenney crater. According to a recent report, this activity ejected glowing material to 75 m above the crater and weak incandescence could be observed from the crater at night. [more]
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
The activity at the volcano has started to increase during the past days. Explosion sounds and visible incandescence have become stronger. ... [more]
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
Mild activity continues at the intra-crater cone of the Mackenney crater. INSIVUMEH reports a steam and gas plume rising 600 m and glow from lava visible at night. [more]