Pacaya , Fuego , Guatemala : Current activity .

Pacaya , Fuego , Guatemala : Current activity .

Pacaya Volcano:

Low to moderate fumarole activity is reported, at a height of 400 meters above the crater, to the west of the main cone Mackenney.
PCG station records a seismic tremor associated with an internal degassing and an increase in low explosions.
During the evening hours, it is possible to observe a faint glow.
In areas of the crater, small explosions accompanied by visible impact, only in this zone, are present.

Activity type Strombolian
Morphology : composite Stratovolcano
Geographical location: 14 ° 22’50 « N Latitude; 90 ° 36’00 » W. Longitude
Height: 2,552m
Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Wind: East, 6 kmh
Rainfall: 19.2 mm.

Volcan Fuego:

The emission column remains white at a height of about 4300 meters (14.108 feet) in direction to the northwest to southwest. Were reported from 2 to 3 explosions per hour, with gray ash columns to a height of about 4200-4500 m (14,763 ft 13.780), spreading to a distance of 5 to 8 kilometers towards the North west southwest of the volcanic complex. The explosions were accompanied by low impact and sounds as the machine of a locomotive, at intervals of 2 to 5 minutes. Occasionally, there have been glowing pulses at a height of between 100 and 150 meters above the crater, generating light to moderate avalanches around the edge of the crater.

Activity type : vulcanian
Morphology: composite Stratovolcano
Geographical location: 14 ° 28’54 « N Latitude; 90 ° 52’54 » W. Longitude
Height: 3,763msnm.
weather conditions: Mostly Cloudy
Wind: East, 2 kmh
Rainfall: 64.7mm.


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June 21 , 2016.Pacaya , Fuego , Guatemala :

Source : Insivumeh.

Photos : Daniel Hernandez-Salazar, 2004, David Rojas.

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