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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: RPRTD VA EM

Wednesday Jun 13, 2018 16:30 PM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX23 at 16:21 UTC, 13/06/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180613/1615Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: PACAYA 342110
PSN: N1422 W09036

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8426 FT [2552 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/001

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. OVPACA. INSIVUMEH. NWP MODELS. VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: RPRTD VA EM

OBS VA DTG: 13/1545Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE DATA WINDS SFC/FL115
180/5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6H: 13/2200Z

FCST VA CLD +12H: 14/0400Z

FCST VA CLD +18H: 14/1000Z

RMK: OBSERVATORY RPRT OF VA TO FL115 MOVG NNE. NWP MDLS INDICATE WINDS
FM S.
VA NOT SEEN ON STLT. WEB CAM INOP. ...KONON

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20180613/2215


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Previous news
Hot spot at Pacaya volcano (MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
Friday, May 04, 2018
INSIVUMEH reports that strombolian activity continues with near-constant explosions from the Mackenney crater, where a scoria cone is growing. Lava flows continue to be active as well, reaching a length of approx. 500 m and generating small glowing rockfalls. ... [more]
Increasing tremor at Pacaya volcano (image: INSIVUMEH)
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018
The activity of the volcano has increased during the past 48 hours, the volcano observatory reported in a special bulletin from 28 April. The intensity of volcanic tremor has increased, suggesting that magma supply is experiencing a surge. ... [more]
MODIS hot spots on Pacaya during the past week (Univ. Hawaii)
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
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. ... [more]
The lava flow from Pacaya seen on the webcam
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]
Pacaya's intra-crater cone in early Dec 2016 (image: Mynor Marroquin via @ClimaEnGuate / Twitter)
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]

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