Pacaya's lava flow threatens El Patrocinio, Guatemala

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 11 October 2020
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 08 February 2021
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 20 March 2021
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 04 April 2021
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Geohazard, emergency, natural disaster, volcano, lava flow, urban planning, Guatemala.
Fig. 1 - S2 (08.02.2021) - Lying south of Guatemala, the 2569 m high Pacaya, is one of its most active volcanoes.
Fig. 2 - S2 (11.10.2020) - Its lava may flow in multiple directions, here at north.
Over 21 hamlets have been asked to evacuate. Most relied instead on folk traditions & their own knowledge of Pacaya to judge when to go.
Fig. 3 - S2 (20.03.2021) - In 2018, neighbouring Volcán de Fuego emitted an avalanche of super-heated muck that killed at least 300 people.
Fig. 4 - S2 (04.04.2021) - The volcano is located above the village of El Patrocinio. A lava flow arrived within 500 m of the village.