While the death toll after Fuego’s eruption has now climbed to 99 – and there are still lots of houses buried in ash – the Pacaya volcano ejected several lava flows from its summit. Although authorities say the population is not at risk, there is always a possibility -even tiny – of great eruption. It would be nice to determine if there is a relationship between the two eruptions.

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Pacaya volcanic eruption in Guatemala on June 6, 2018.

Another of Guatemala’s active volcanoes, the Pacaya Volcano, has started erupting with explosions and lava flows, stretching over 50 meters and 20 meters wide on the north flank of the volcano, on June 6, 2018. Of course, this eruption is not as exceptional as the explosion of the Volcán de Fuego a few days, which left 99 dead… and still counting.

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Lava flow on the north flank of the Pacaya volcano in Guatemala.

According to the director of the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (Insivumeh), the activity of Pacaya is considered normal, with all parameters being in the norm.

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Insivumeh special bulletin for Pacay volcanic eruption in Guatemala. via Twitter

Insivumeh issued a bulletin in which it clarified that this activity is characteristic of the Pacaya, located in the department of Escuintla, about 30 kilometers south of the capital, “and has no relation nor is it a consequence of the recent eruption of the Volcán de Fuego. The seismic record does not show an increase in activity outside the limits. Explosions ejected incandescent material about 50 meters in the air and degassing formed a plume that reached no more than 200 meters above the summit.”

The Pacaya Volcano culminates at 2,552 meters (7388 feet) and is a tourist attraction due to its constant activity. For its part, the Volcán de Fuego erupted on Sunday and completely destroyed two locations in Escuintla, the worst hit: the communities of San Miguel Los Lotes and el Rodeo. So far there are 99 dead and more than 100 missing.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. “determine IF there is a relationship”??? Have you seen all the earthquakes just off the coast. Of course there is a relationship. It’s called plate movement. You think volcanoes appear out of no where?

    • ‘ Of course there is a relationship. ‘ Yup, but it starts farther west {at the ‘belly’ of the plate}, and since it is not dissipating ‘enough’ materials and pressures at the ‘belly’, it’s looking for additional relief points. Of course, ‘officially’ you can’t admit to this so not to create unnecessary panics. Furthermore, I would advice all peoples on the west coasts east from the ‘belly’ to have it essentials [medications, documents, money, melancholic stuff ] in a pack ready to grab, next to your bug out bag to reach higher grounds ASAP if necessary upon notice. Four years ago, I had a dream, and it’s panning out. Here: four volcanoes plus one. There’s already two volcanoes erupting: Fuego & Pacaya. Two more to go. The last volcano to go which woke me up from my dream because of its AWESOMENESS was Antigua’s dormant ‘Volcan de Agua’ coming alive by totally completely blowing up. Even then, before this, in my dream there was already a steady rain of pebbles all around the country. I am NOT saying this is going to happen. It is just a dream I had four years ago upon arriving here, and I hope it doesn’t *never* *ever* happens; although judging by what it’s currently evolving, it seems possible. Sun is minimum, remember and research. It brews earthquakes, volcanisms & ‘cold’ {ice age}. Ah, last, if you haven’t guessed it yet, the ‘belly’ is Hawaii’s big island. Sorry for the looong.

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