Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Pacaya
in Guatemala

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Pacaya can have a low humanitarian impact based on the exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID VO 342110
Name: Pacaya
Lat/Lon: 14.382 , -90.601
Event Date: 29 Jul 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 2760000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 7860000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population Exposure Index PEI: 6
Inserted at: 29 Jul 2020 20:52 UTC

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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

The Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report provides information about global volcanism on a weekly basis. Latest Pacaya report has been published on 22 Jul 2020 09:13.
INSIVUMEH reported that during 15-21 July Strombolian explosions at Pacaya?s Mackenney Crater ejected material as high as 100 m above the crater rim. Lava-flow effusion ceased during 14-19 July, though flows may have continued to advance or be active on the SW, NW, N, and NE flanks. On 20 July lava emerged from a fissure or vents at the NW base of the cone, near Cerro Chino, and traveled SE. Source: Instituto Nacional de Sismologia, Vulcanologia, Meteorologia, e Hidrologia (INSIVUMEH)
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