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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, 1972, 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): strombolian activity continues

Mon, 27 Jan 2020, 02:08
02:08 AM | BY: MATTHEW
INSIVUMEH report the continued strombolian activity occurring from the Mackenney cone, with ejecta been thrown at heights between 10 and 75 meters. Two lava flows are reported; one flowing in the northwest direction towards the Cerro Chino and another flowing to the south. Seismic stations record tremor associated with the rise of magma and the presence of gases, as well as occasional explosions.
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Links / Sources:
  • https://insivumeh.gob.gt/geofisica/2020-01-26-0730hrs/
Previous news
Wed, 8 Jan 2020, 07:50
Lava flows on the southern flanks from Pacaya volcano (image: Sentinel 2)
INSIVUMEH recorded that strombolian activity continues from the Mackenney summit crater with ejecta thrown at an approximate height of 50 and 75 meters. ... read all
Tue, 3 Dec 2019, 00:43
Strombolian activity from the Mackenney crater with ejecta thrown at an approximate height of 30 and 75 meters. At night, incandescent reflection of lava flows of approximately 250 meters in length can be seen. ... read all
Thu, 28 Nov 2019, 07:15
Visible lava flows from Pacaya volcano (image: Sentinel 2)
INSIVUMEH recorded during 20-26 November that weak strombolian activity continues from the Mackenney summit crater. ... read all
Tue, 19 Nov 2019, 08:50
Visible lava flows from Pacaya volcano (image: Sentinel 2)
INSIVUMEH recorded that weak strombolian activity continues from the Mackenney summit crater and lava flows on the northwestern flank remain active, currently about 100 m long. ... read all
Fri, 25 Oct 2019, 09:18
Visible lava flows from satellite (image: Sentinel)
Lava flows continue to be active on the south slopes of the volcano with an approximate length of 100 m. Avalanches are generated in the front of the flows due to strombolian explosions at 5 - 25 m above the crater. ... read all
 

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