Cerro el Ciguatepe volcano

stratovolcano 603 m / 1,978 ft
Nicaragua, 12.53°N / -86.14°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Cerro el Ciguatepe volcano is located in the Nicaraguan interior highlands, east of the Nicaraguan depression and one of several Quarternary volcanoes in this area.
It contains a well-reserved 1.5 km wide summit crater, which contains a blocky lava dome and a young lava flow that has traveled from a breach in the SW side of the crater to the base of the cone.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Cerro el Ciguatepe volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2021-06-15 21:04:42 (16 Jun 2021 03:04:42 GMT)
1.7

73 km
28 km (17 mi)
12 km northeast of Tipitapa, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2021-06-12 22:20:16 (13 Jun 2021 04:20:16 GMT)
2.2

5 km
37 km (23 mi)
45 km east of Leon, Nicaragua
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2021-06-10 03:31:22 (10 Jun 2021 09:31:22 GMT)
3.0

5 km
16 km (9.9 mi)
32 km north of Managua, Nicaragua
Tue, 8 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
8 Jun 2021 06:02:15 GMT
3.0

1 km
42 km (26 mi)
Departamento de Matagalpa, 25 km southeast of Esteli, Nicaragua
Mon, 7 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2021-06-06 19:47:48 (7 Jun 2021 01:47:48 GMT)
1.3

1 km
45 km (28 mi)
10 Km Al Sur De Volcán Momotombo, Nicaragua

Background

The steep-sided stratovolcano was constructed east of the Río Pacora, NE of Lake Managua at the boundary of the flat-lying Tertiary ignimbrite deposits with the fault-blocks bordering the Nicaraguan depression.


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