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Sketch map of the El Hoyo volcanic complex and Cerro Negro. After Bice (1980).
Sketch map of the El Hoyo volcanic complex and Cerro Negro. After Bice (1980).
 

Las Pilas volcano eruptions

volcanic field 1088 m / 3,570 ft
Nicaragua, 12.5°N / -86.69°W
Eruption list: 1994 (?), 1954, 1952, 1528 (?)


1994 possible phreatic eruption
A possible small phreatic eruption could have occurred at Las Pilas volcano in early 1994. A dense white steam plume was visible on 3 March from at least 10 km south of the volcano.
Geologist visiting the area found a new(?) circular, 10 m diameter pit crater on the upper southern slope of the main crater as the source of the plume. The pit had vertical walls covered with sulfur deposits. 50-75 m to the W, another larger circular pit crater measuring about 30-40 m in diameter was observed.
(Source: Smithsonian / GVP monthly reports)
 

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