Cerro el Ciguatepe volcano
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.
Cerro el Ciguatepe volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
Latest nearby earthquakes
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Distance/Location|
|Wednesday, November 29, 2023 GMT (1 quake)|
|Nov 29, 05:04 am (Managua)|
(Nov 29, 11:04 GMT)
|30 km (19 mi)|
23 km west of Boaco, Nicaragua
BackgroundThe 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.
See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS