High level of activity continues at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

High level of activity continues at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

High level of activity– including strong eruptions, ash emissions, and a new lava flow– continue at Pacaya volcano in Guatemala, the National Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) reports. This new phase of increased activity came less than a week…

Lava flow at Pacaya volcano heads toward inhabited areas, Guatemala

Lava flow at Pacaya volcano heads toward inhabited areas, Guatemala

High-level effusive activity continues at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala with columns of abundant ash lasting from minutes to hours, reaching 3 km (9 850 feet) above sea level and traveling 7 km (4.3 miles) in a southerly direction on March 30. 2021. On March 29, the…

Strong explosions at Pacaya volcano producing thick ash columns, Guatemala

Strong explosions at Pacaya volcano producing thick ash columns, Guatemala

Increased eruptive activity continues at the Guatemalan Pacaya volcano, with strong ash emissions and lava flows. Moderate to strong explosions continue at the volcano, generating thick ash columns up to 4 km (13 120 feet) above sea level, moving N, NE, and NW to a…

Increased activity with strong ashfall at Santiaguito volcano, Guatemala

Increased activity with strong ashfall at Santiaguito volcano, Guatemala

Increased activity has been observed at Guatemala's Santiaguito volcano over the past couple of days, characterized by pyroclastic flows and strong ashfall which engulfed areas in Finca Montebello, Loma Linda, and San Marcos Palajunoj. Volcanic activity at the…

Increased activity at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

Increased activity at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

​A period of increased volcanic activity started at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano on Thursday, October 8, 2020, with intense Strombolian activity ejecting volcanic material up to 300 m (984 feet), ash emissions and at least 4 lava flows. Pacaya is a highly active…

Frequent explosions at Fuego volcano, lahar warning issued, Guatemala

Frequent explosions at Fuego volcano, lahar warning issued, Guatemala

Frequent explosions continue at Fuego volcano, Guatemala accompanied by ash emissions up to 4.8 km (15 600 feet) a.s.l., ashfall in nearby communities and lahars. In 24 hours to 14:20 LT on October 6, the Fuego volcano observatory reported white fumarole with a…