The 2,500-meter (8,200-foot) volcano that lies 25 km the south of Guatemala City has been erupting for 50 days, damaging plantations, destroying buildings, roadways, trees, vegetation – everything in the lava’s path.

31 Mar 2021 – Pacaya is expelling ash up to 500 meters from its crater, located 2.5 km southwest of the cone, the vulcanology institute said in a statement. The activity has produced a lava flow 2.2 km long on the west flank of the volcano.

7 May 2021 – Lava flows from the Pacaya Volcano in San Vicente Pacaya,  Guatemala. The current eruption is effusive, with lava releasing to the ground, as opposed to an explosive eruption.

The volcano has been active since early February.

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May 16, 2021