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Las Lajas volcano

shield volcano 926 m / 3,038 ft
Nicaragua, 12.3°N / -85.73°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: effusive
Las Lajas volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptionsNo recent earthquakes
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Las Lajas is a basaltic shield volcano 20 km north of Lake Nicaragua. La Lajas is the youngest of a group of volcanoes east of the Nicaraguan graben. Based on its fresh morphology, it could be still active.
Las Lajas volcano has a 7 km wide and 650 m deep caldera, which contains 5 lava domes in the center and is cut by a narrow canyon on the SE side. There are lava domes and cones on the outer flanks.

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