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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: PILOT RPRT OF POSS VA

Sunday Oct 14, 2018 12:15 PM |

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

FVXX22 at 12:04 UTC, 14/10/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181014/1201Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: PACAYA 342110
PSN: N1422 W09035

AREA: GUATEMALA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8373 FT [2552 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/003

INFO SOURCE: PILOT REPORT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: PILOT RPRT OF POSS VA

RMK: WE HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION SUGGESTING A
POSSIBLE VA EMISSION. WE WILL GATHER FURTHER
INFORMATION AND ISSUE A FULL ADVISORY AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE.

NXT ADVISORY: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Previous news
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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