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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 (Guatemala): no significant change in activity has occurred since the last update

Thursday Feb 13, 2020 07:14 AM | BY: MARTIN

Incandescence from Pacaya volcano on 9 February (image: Sentinel 2)
Incandescence from Pacaya volcano on 9 February (image: Sentinel 2)
INSIVUMEH recorded that the strombolian activity continues to be observed from the Mackenney summit crater with incandescent material thrown at an approx. height of 75 to 100 meters.
Lava flow on the southwestern flank remain active, currently about 300 m long.
The seismic stations record internal tremor associated with degassing, rise of magma and constant strombolian explosions.
In addition, white and blue fumarole occured. The plumes were dispersed towards the SW direction.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología volcano activity update 13 February 2020
Previous news
Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020
According to INSIVUMEH, the southbound lava flow is now 200 m in length. Incandescence can be seen during hours of poor light, with strombolian activity sending ejecta at heights between 10, 15 and 75 meters above the Mackenney crater. The seismic stations record tremor associated with the rise of magma, as well as occasional explosions. [more]
Monday, Jan 27, 2020
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. [more]
Lava flows on the southern flanks from Pacaya volcano (image: Sentinel 2)
Wednesday, Jan 08, 2020
INSIVUMEH recorded that strombolian activity continues from the Mackenney summit crater with ejecta thrown at an approximate height of 50 and 75 meters. ... [more]
Tuesday, Dec 03, 2019
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. [more]
Visible lava flows from Pacaya volcano (image: Sentinel 2)
Thursday, Nov 28, 2019
INSIVUMEH recorded during 20-26 November that weak strombolian activity continues from the Mackenney summit crater. ... [more]

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