Mombacho vulcano

stratovulcano 1344 m / 4,409 ft
Nicaragua, 11.83°N / -85.97°W
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 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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Stile eruttivo tipico: explosive
Eruzioni del vulcano Mombacho: possible eruption in 1570

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / ProfonditàDistanza/Ubicazione
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
2021-07-29 07:50:18 (29 Jul 2021 13:50:18 GMT)

4 km
4 km (2.5 mi)
9.7 km a sud da Granada, Nicaragua
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
2021-07-27 23:18:38 (28 Jul 2021 05:18:38 GMT)

8 km
36 km (22 mi)
Municipio de Moyogalpa, 21 km a nord est da Nicaragua, Nicaragua
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
27 Jul 2021 21:00:48 GMT

103 km
45 km (28 mi)
27 km a sud ovest da Jinotepe, Departamento de Carazo, Nicaragua
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
2021-07-25 21:50:44 (26 Jul 2021 03:50:44 GMT)

10 km
31 km (19 mi)
Departamento de Masaya, 17 km a sud da Managua, Nicaragua
Sun, 25 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
2021-07-25 13:33:17 (25 Jul 2021 19:33:17 GMT)

57 km
29 km (18 mi)
Departamento de Rivas, 20 km a sud da Nandaime, 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.

Mombacho Photos

Mombacho stratovolcano, view from Granada, Nicaragua (Photo: WNomad)
Mombacho stratovolcano, view from Granada, Nicaragua (Photo: WNomad)
Mombacho stratovolcano, near Granada, Nicaragua (Photo: WNomad)
Mombacho stratovolcano, near Granada, Nicaragua (Photo: WNomad)

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