Mombacho volcan

stratovolcan 1344 m / 4,409 ft

Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 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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Style éruptif tipique: explosive
Eruptions du volcan Mombacho: possible eruption in 1570

HeureMag. / ProfondeurDistance/Lieu
mercredi, 15. septembre 2021 10:23 GMT (1 séisme)
15 sept. 2021 04:23 (GMT -6) (15. sept. 2021 10:23 GMT)

5 km
39 km (24 mi)
22 km au nord-est de Nicaragua, Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua
lundi, 13. septembre 2021 23:18 GMT (1 séisme)
13 sept. 2021 17:18 (GMT -6) (13. sept. 2021 23:18 GMT)

35 km
24 km (15 mi)
Departamento de Carazo, 16 km au sud-ouest de Masaya, Nicaragua
dimanche, 12. septembre 2021 11:21 GMT (3 séismes)
12 sept. 2021 05:21 (GMT -6) (12. sept. 2021 11:21 GMT)

8 km
19 km (12 mi)
2.9 km au sud-est de Masaya, Nicaragua
12 sept. 2021 01:03 (GMT -6) (12. sept. 2021 07:03 GMT)

9 km
19 km (12 mi)
3.2 km au sud de Masaya, Nicaragua
11 sept. 2021 18:48 (GMT -6) (12. sept. 2021 00:48 GMT)

170 km
45 km (28 mi)
Departamento de Carazo, 46 km au sud-ouest de Masaya, 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.

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