Pacaya Volcano


    • Type: Active Complex Volcanic Crater
    • Elevation: : 2,552 m
    • Prominence: 232 m
    • Age: 0-23,000 years
    • Location: N 14° 22.9’ W 90° 36.1’
Pacaya is an active complex volcano in Guatemala, which first erupted approximately 23,000 years ago.
Pacaya rises to an elevation of 2,552 metres (8,373 ft). After being dormant for over 70 years, it began erupting vigorously in 1961 and has been erupting frequently since then.

The Pacaya volcano is a part of the Central American Volcanic Arc, a chain of volcanoes stretching from the northwest to the southeast along the Pacific coast of Central America, formed by the tectonic subduction of the Cocos Tectonic Plate beneath the Caribbean Plate. Pacaya lies on the southern edge of a sizable volcanic caldera formed in thePleistocene age which contains Lago de Amatitlán. This caldera has been the source of at least nine very large explosions over the past 300,000 years, erupting a total of about 70 cubic kilometres (17 cu mi) of magma

Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala, March 2018. I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.



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