Zapatera vulcano

vulcano a scudo 629 m / 2,064 ft
Nicaragua, 11.73°N / -85.82°W
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)

Zapatera volcano is a low shield volcano forming a 7 x 10 km wide densely forested island on the western part of Lake Nicaragua. The island is located opposite Mombacho volcano and separated by a narrow strait from the mainland.
Zapatera volcano is believed to be still active, but the age of its last activity is unknown.
Zapatera island contains some of the most important archaeological sites in Nicaragua and is part of Zapatera Archipelago National Park, one of 78 protected areas of Nicaragua.

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Stile eruttivo tipico: effusiva
Eruzioni del vulcano Zapatera: unknown

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / ProfonditàDistanza/Ubicazione
Sun, 25 Jul 2021 (GMT) (2 Terremoti)
2021-07-25 13:33:17 (25 Jul 2021 19:33:17 GMT)
2.1

57 km
30 km (19 mi)
Departamento de Rivas, 20 km a sud da Nandaime, Nicaragua
25 Jul 2021 19:33:12 GMT
3.0

113 km
45 km (28 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 29 km a ovest da Nicaragua, Nicaragua
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
21 Jul 2021 05:02:00 GMT
2.7

166 km
35 km (22 mi)
2.4 km a sud ovest da Nicaragua, Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
17 Jul 2:57 pm (GMT -6) (17 Jul 2021 20:57:30 GMT)
4.2

29 km
26 km (16 mi)
Departamento de Rivas, 46 km a sud-est da Granada, Nicaragua

Sfondo

The island is cut by a series of NE-trending faults that continue into Lake Nicaragua. Zapatera volcano contains a small, roughly circular 2-km-wide caldera (El Llano) occupied by a the conical 305-m-high Cerro El Llano lava dome. Other lava domes are found on the southern and NE flanks, as well as many tuff rings and maars on the northern and western sides including the well-preserved Laguna de Zapatera on the NW flank.

Zapatera Photos

Shield volcano Isla Zapatera in Lake Nicaragua (Photo: WNomad)
Shield volcano Isla Zapatera in Lake Nicaragua (Photo: WNomad)
 



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