Pacaya , Guatemala : The Pacaya volcano expels bluish gas at low altitudes.

Pacaya , Guatemala : The Pacaya volcano expels bluish gas at low altitudes.

Type of activity : Strombolian
Morphology : composite Stratovolcano
Geographical location: 14 ° 22′ 50 ” N Latitude , 90 ° 36′ 00″ West Longitude.
Altitude: 2552 m

Activity: Currently, his activity is observed with emission of white fumaroles, accompanied by émissions of gas mostly blue color, at low altitude, which are dispersed at low altitude towards the south.

The National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) has indicated that the Pacaya volcano increased its gas explosions and expulsions that can cause harm to visitors.
The Pacaya volcano expels bluish gas at low altitudes that are scattered south and a continuous emission of white fumaroles.
Therefore, INSIVUMEH recommends to the Pacaya National Park to restrict access to the crater because of the volcano, which has small explosions and ejected volcanic materials that could cause harm to people who are in the vicinity .

February 19, 2016. Pacaya , Guatemala :

Sources : Insivumeh , Soy502.

Photo : Jose Antonio Cabo Buján

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