Zapatera vulcano

Aggiornato: 11 ago. 2022 02:15 GMT - Refresh
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
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
Data / oraMag. / Prof.Distanza/Ubicazione
mercoledì, 10 agosto 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
10 ago 2022 17:50 (GMT -6) (10 ago 2022 23:50 GMT)

6 km
3.7 km (2.3 mi)
29 km a sud-est da Granada, Nicaragua
giovedì, 4 agosto 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
3 ago 2022 18:59 (GMT -6) (4 ago 2022 00:59 GMT)

10 km
165 km (103 mi)
19 km a sud ovest da Rama, Atlantico Sur, Nicaragua
martedì, 2 agosto 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
1 ago 2022 20:58 (GMT -6) (2 ago 2022 02:58 GMT)

5 km
25 km (16 mi)
8.7 km a nord da Nicaragua, Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua
domenica, 31 luglio 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
31 lug 2022 17:08 (GMT -6) (31 lug 2022 23:08 GMT)

5 km
70 km (43 mi)
37 km a sud-est da Juigalpa, Departamento de Chontales, Nicaragua


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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