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Complex volcano 2552 m (8,373 ft)
Guatemala, 14.38°N / -90.6°W
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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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Pacaya volcano (Guatemala) activity update: lava flow and continuous spattering
Thursday Mar 02, 2017 17:54 PM | BY: T
MODIS hot spots on Pacaya during the past week (Univ. Hawaii)
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.
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. ...
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. ...
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.
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. ...
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.
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