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Mombacho volcano

estratovolcán 1344 m / 4,409 ft
Nicaragua, 11.83°N / -85.97°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Mombacho volcano is an active andesitic and basaltic stratovolcano located about 10 km south of the city of Granada, west of Lake Nicaragua and a few kilometers SE of Laguna Apoyo.
A possible historic eruption occurred in 1570, when a debris avalanche destroyed a village on the south side of Mombacho volcano. There are reports of an explosion, but there is no accepted evidence that an eruption did occur.
Current activity consists of fumaroles and hot springs within the 2 collapse scarps and on the upper northern flank.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Erupciones del volcán Mombacho: possible eruption in 1570

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Fri, 5 Mar 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
5 mar 2021 03:35 (GMT -6) (5 Mar 2021 09:35:47 GMT)

150 km - More
60 km15 km al sur de Rivas, Nicaragua
Thu, 4 Mar 2021 (GMT) (2 temblores)
4 mar 2021 10:06 (GMT -6) (4 Mar 2021 16:06:05 GMT)

72 km - More
57 kmOcéano Pacífico Norte, 83 km al sur de Managua, Nicaragua
3 mar 2021 22:23 (GMT -6) (4 Mar 2021 04:23:25 GMT)

10 km - More
144 km73 km al noreste de Juigalpa, Departamento de Chontales, Nicaragua
Wed, 3 Mar 2021 (GMT) (2 temblores)
2 mar 2021 22:18 (GMT -6) (3 Mar 2021 04:18:05 GMT)

17 km - More
99 kmOcéano Pacífico Norte, 48 km al sur de León, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua
2 mar 2021 22:17 (GMT -6) (3 Mar 2021 04:17:52 GMT)

40 km - More
105 kmOcéano Pacífico Norte, 76 km al oeste de Managua, Nicaragua


Mombacho volcano has suffered repeated edifice collapse. Flank collapse left 2 large horseshoe-shaped craters cutting the summit on the NE and southern flanks.
The collapse associated with the NE-flank scarp produced a large debris avalanche that forms an arcuate peninsula and a cluster of small islands (Las Isletas) in Lake Nicaragua.
2 small, well-preserved cinder cones are located on the volcano's lower northern flank.

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8

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