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Pacaya volcano near Guatemala City is one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes, and its frequent eruptions are often visible from Guatemala City. Typical activity in recent years includes strombolian activity, lava flow emission and intermittend violent phases of lava fountaining.
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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA NOT OBSD
Wed, 28 Oct 2020, 14:45
14:45 PM | BY: VN
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX22 at 14:35 UTC, 28/10/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: PACAYA 342110
PSN: N1422 W09035
SUMMIT ELEV: 8373 FT [2552 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/015
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA NOT OBSD
OBS VA DTG: 28/1340Z
OBS VA CLD: NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 28/1930Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 29/0130Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 29/0730Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA EM NOT SEEN ON STLT IMAGERY IN THE LAST
SVRL HRS. ADVISORY ENDED. …KIM
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano has remained essentially unchanged at moderate to high levels. … read all
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at high levels. … read all
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