Monday, January 12, 2015
Volcán de Pacaya
Pacaya is an active complex volcano in Guatemala, Pacaya rises to an elevation of 2,552 metres (8,373 ft). After being dormant for a century, it erupted violently in 1965 and has been erupting continuously since then. Much of its activity is Strombolian, but occasional Plinian eruptions also occur, sometimes showering the area of the nearby Departments with ash.
Pacaya is a popular tourist attraction, it lies 30 kilometers (19 miles) southwest of Guatemala City and close to Antigua.