Since June 16 this year, the Pacaya volcano has made changes in its activities mainly seismic tremors of greater amplitude (internal vibration), with the probability of explosions and lava flows in the hours or days coming, according to the Special bulletin BEPAC # 62-2015 of the Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanologia, Meteorología e Hidrología -INSIVUMEH. The information published by the INSIVUMEH indicates that the tremor is recorded with a combination of small ash expulsions in Mackenney crater. During the months of July and the first 18 days of August, seismic activity was unchanged.
Yesterday, she gradually increased and a rising trend has been observed, which is likely to generate Strombolian explosions and lava flows for the next few hours or even in the next few days, said scientists from the Sistema of Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción of Desastres -CONRED. The INSIVUMEH , according field evaluations, note that the crater diameter is wider, sound of constant degassing are observed around this one, blocks of new materials, produced by few small explosions were observed.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation, DGCA, advised to be vigilant to changes in the activity of the volcano and the authorities of the Pacaya National Park prohibits the ascent to the crater Mackenney due to the current phase of activity.
August 20 , 2015. Pacaya , Guatemala :
Source : Conred.
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