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.
Eruzioni del vulcano Zapatera: unknown
Latest nearby earthquakes
|Data / ora||Mag. / Prof.||Distanza/Ubicazione|
|domenica, 25 settembre 2022 GMT (1 sismo)|
|25 set 2022 03:44 (GMT -6) (25 set 2022 09:44 GMT)|
|20 km (12 mi)|
7 Km Al Sureste De Granada, Nicaragua
|sabato, 24 settembre 2022 GMT (1 sismo)|
|24 set 2022 05:14 (GMT -6) (24 set 2022 11:14 GMT)|
|6.9 km (4.3 mi)|
21 km a est da Nandaime, Granada, Nicaragua
SfondoThe 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.
See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS