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Cerro Negro volcano
cinder cones 728 m / 2,388 ft
Nicaragua, 12.51°N / -86.7°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Cerro Negro volcano eruptions:
1999, 1995, 1992, 1971, 1969, 1968, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1957, 1954, 1950, 1949, 1948, 1947, 1929, 1923, 1919, 1914, 1899, 1867, 1850
Typical eruption style:
explosive (strombolian to sub-plinian)
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Cerro Negro volcano (Nicaragua): volcanic unrest, warning to climb

Tuesday Feb 16, 2016 10:31 AM | BY: T

Cerro Negro volcano (image: La Prensa)
Cerro Negro volcano (image: La Prensa)
An unusual number of earthquakes have been noted near the volcano recently, prompting authorities to warn tourists and locals not to climb the volcano, local press reports.
Whether the earthquakes are precursors of a possible new eruption is uncertain, but Cerro Negro is one of the country's most active volcanoes with at least 23 recorded historical eruptions, last in 1992, 1995 and 1999. Cerro Negro's eruptions are often violent with tall lava fountains and tall ash plumes, and often preceded by earthquakes.
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Previous news
Today's seismic recording from Cerro Negro (CNGN station, INSIVUMEH)
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013
Seismic activity has returned to low levels. [more]
Seismic recording on 4 June (CNGN station, INETER)
Saturday, Jun 08, 2013
The volcano might be entering a phase of reawakening. A seismic swarm of 49 low magnitude earthquakes and a pulse of volcanic tremor occurred on 4 June, INETER reported in a press release that day. ... [more]

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