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Malpaisillo volcano

Updated: Mar 4, 2024 09:12 GMT -
Pyroclastic shield 181 m / 594 ft
Nicaragua, 12.58°N / -86.6°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Malpaisillo volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Mar 4, 04:35 am (GMT +0)
Mar 4, 04:35 GMT
1.6

5 km
14 km (8.8 mi) to the NW 29 km northeast of Leon, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua Info
Friday, March 1, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Mar 1, 08:53 am (Managua)
Mar 1, 14:53 GMT
2.6

4 km
20 km (13 mi) to the NE Departamento de Leon, 44 km south of Esteli, Departamento de Esteli, Nicaragua
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Info
Thursday, February 22, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 22, 04:15 am (Managua)
Feb 22, 10:15 GMT
1.6

9 km
24 km (15 mi) to the S 42 km northwest of Managua, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua Info
Sunday, March 3, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Mar 3, 01:43 pm (Managua)
Mar 3, 19:43 GMT
1.3

41 km
6.3 km (3.9 mi) to the N 35 km northeast of Leon, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua Info
Monday, February 26, 2024 GMT (2 quakes)
Feb 25, 10:07 pm (Managua)
Feb 26, 04:07 GMT
1.3

8 km
21 km (13 mi) to the W 17 km northeast of Leon, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua Info
Feb 26, 03:55 am (Managua)
Feb 26, 09:55 GMT
0.7

9 km
20 km (13 mi) to the W 18 km northeast of Leon, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua Info

Background

A large but topographically indistinct pyroclastic shield volcano lies in the Nicaraguan depression at Malpaisillo, NE of Las Pilas volcano and NNW of Momotombo volcano. The 10-km-wide Malpaisillo caldera, also known as Cerro el Chúcaro, forms a flat plain on the floor of the graben that contrasts dramatically with surrounding extensively dissected dacitic airfall and ignimbrite deposits. These deposits extend across the graben east of the Marrabios Range and reach into Lake Managua to the SE. They also crop out west and south of the Marrabios Range. A K-Ar age of 0.46 million years was obtained from the Malpaisillo deposit.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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