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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...

May 06, 2021

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Renewed activity, new lava flow at Pacaya volcano threatens nearby communities, Guatemala

The activity at Guatemalan Pacaya volcano switched from explosive to predominantly effusive on April 29, 2021, with two active lava flows -- one on the Southeast flank and the other on the Northwest. The new phase of increased activity comes less than a week after...

April 30, 2021

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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...

March 31, 2021

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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...

March 23, 2021

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Increased eruptive activity continues at Pacaya volcano, dense ash columns reported, Guatemala

Increased eruptive activity continues at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano with dense, dark ash columns, indicating that magma is pushing its way toward the surface. The volcano has been erupting since early February, posing risk to the surrounding communities. In a...

March 16, 2021

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Increased effusive activity and strong lava emission at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

Effusive activity at the Guatemalan Pacaya volcano increased on March 8, 2021, accompanied by strong lava emission and lava flows approximately 1.3 km (0.8 miles) in length. Authorities warned there is an increased probability of new lava flows generated on other...

March 09, 2021

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Increased eruptive activity at Pacaya volcano, heavy ashfall reported, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity is taking place at Guatemalan Pacaya volcano on March 3, 2021, with incandescent material ejected up to 500 m (1 640 feet) above the Mackenney crater, strong ash emissions and two new lava flows. The southwest flank now has three active...

March 03, 2021

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Increased explosive activity at Pacaya volcano, Alert Level raised to Yellow, Guatemala

Volcanic activity at the Guatemalan Pacaya volcano has increased over the past few days, prompting authorities to raise the Alert Level to Yellow. INSIVUMEH reported a significant increase in Strombolian activity with constant moderate and occasional strong...

February 10, 2021

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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...

October 09, 2020

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Strong strombolian activity at Pacaya, new lava flows and blue fumaroles observed, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity continues at the Pacaya's Mackenney crater in Guatemala, the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) reports. The volcano is producing lava flows after several quiet days and ejecting...

July 21, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Pacaya, ash and lava flow observed, Guatemala

Strombolian activity continues at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano, with volcanic material spewed up to 100 m (328 feet) high, according to the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) on Monday, July 13, 2020. Lava flows...

July 13, 2020

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Active volcanoes in the world: August 9 - 15, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between August 9 and 15, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 21 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kerinci, Indonesia | Pacaya, Guatemala | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France) |...

August 18, 2017

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Increase in activity at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano

A new lava flow has become active at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano over the past couple of days. This new cycle of lava flow activity is expected to continue in the coming days. The lava flow began to erupt from a fissure inside the large breach on the NE flank of...

February 15, 2017


New eruptive phase started at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

A new phase of increased volcanic activity began today at Guatemalan Pacaya volcano. Authorities have issued an amber alert, the third highest - people must remain alert and be prepared to leave the area at short notice. The volcano shot plumes of ash and

March 02, 2014


New paroxysmal eruption with strombolian explosions and lava flow at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

Another paroxysm with strong strombolian explosions and a lava flow occurred on the evening of August 15, 2013 from the Mackenney Crater at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala. Starting at about 19:15 (local time), eruptive activity increased accompanied by volcanic tremor.

August 16, 2013


Seismic activity increases at Pacaya, Guatemala

Latest reports from Guatemalan INSIVUMEH note that seismic and surface activity have increased during the past days and are characterized by the appearance of continuous tremor and more frequent strombolian explosions. This suggests a batch of fresh magma is

July 25, 2013


New activity observed at Guatemalan volcanoes - Explosions and lava flow at Fuego and degassing at Santiaguito

INSIVUMEH reported thirteen explosions being detected on June 17, 2013, at Fuego volcano, Guatemala. The explosions ejected incandescent material up to 125 meters in the air, and weak grey plumes 300 to 500 meters in height were seen above the crater. These

June 17, 2013


Degassing and lahar at Santiaguito volcano, Guatemala

INSIVUMEH reported on June 4, 2013 new activity at Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala. Strong degassing was observed at crater, producing a 300 meters high semi-thick column of white smoke, flowing in the northwest direction. On June 3, 2013 heavy rainfalls moved

June 05, 2013

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Increase in seismic activity and effusion type eruption at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

According to authorities the Pacaya volcano in Guatemala had small, effusion type, eruption on Thursday, May 30, 2013. The volcanic material was sent about 200 meters in the air. In a report published today INSIVUMEH states that Pacayá has

May 30, 2013

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Pacaya volcano in Guatemala under close observation - 3 explosions recorded with ash up to 3 km

In a bulletin issued on December 28, 2012 by CONRED, three explosions have been recorded at the Pacaya volcano, Guatemala, with ash seen up to 3 km above sea level.  Experts advised that Pacaya's strombolian type of activity will continue in the coming days or weeks,

December 29, 2012