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Cerro el Ciguatepe volcano

estratovolcán 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
Erupciones del volcán Cerro el Ciguatepe: unknown, no recent eruptions

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Thu, 4 Mar 2021 (GMT) (3 temblores)
3 mar 2021 22:23 (GMT -6) (4 Mar 2021 04:23:25 GMT)
2.3

10 km - More
139 km73 km al noreste de Juigalpa, Departamento de Chontales, Nicaragua
3 mar 2021 18:38 (GMT -6) (4 Mar 2021 00:38:55 GMT)
2.8

39 km - More
143 kmOcéano Pacífico Norte, 53 km al suroeste de Chinandega, Nicaragua
3 mar 2021 18:38 (GMT -6) (4 Mar 2021 00:38:55 GMT)
2.8

39 km - More
143 kmOcéano Pacífico Norte, 53 km al suroeste de Chinandega, Nicaragua
Wed, 3 Mar 2021 (GMT) (2 temblores)
3 mar 2021 02:37 (GMT -6) (3 Mar 2021 08:37:47 GMT)
3.4

10 km - More
97 km20 km al noreste de Chinandega, Nicaragua
2 mar 2021 22:18 (GMT -6) (3 Mar 2021 04:18:05 GMT)
2.6

17 km - More
97 kmOcéano Pacífico Norte, 48 km al sur de León, Departamento de Leon, 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.


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8

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