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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) | Reports
Cerro el Ciguatepe volcano books
Typical eruption style: explosive
Cerro el Ciguatepe volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptionsNo recent earthquakes
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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.

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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