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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04018

A towering eruption column rises above Pacaya volcano, seen here in 1987 from the NW along the highway to Antigua Guatemala.  A column of steam and ash rises above powerful lava fountains.  Continuous strombolian eruptions from Pacaya that began in 1965 were periodically interrupted by larger explosions such as this one, which deposited ash across wide areas. Anonymous photo courtesy Norm Banks (U.S. Geological Survey), 1987.

A towering eruption column rises above Pacaya volcano, seen here in 1987 from the NW along the highway to Antigua Guatemala. A column of steam and ash rises above powerful lava fountains. Continuous strombolian eruptions from Pacaya that began in 1965 were periodically interrupted by larger explosions such as this one, which deposited ash across wide areas.

Anonymous photo courtesy Norm Banks (U.S. Geological Survey), 1987.


Pacaya