Malpaisillo volcano

Updated: Aug 17, 2022 17:45 GMT - Refresh
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)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Monday, August 15, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 15, 2022 4:57 am (GMT -6) (Aug 15, 2022 10:57 GMT)
1.9

6 km
36 km (22 mi)
25 km east of Chinandega, Nicaragua
Saturday, August 13, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 13, 2022 12:44 am (GMT -6) (Aug 13, 2022 06:44 GMT)
2.8

113 km
97 km (60 mi)
25 km southwest of Boaco, Nicaragua
Thursday, August 11, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 10, 2022 8:14 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 11, 2022 02:14 GMT)
1.9

5 km
7 km (4.3 mi)
4.7 km south of Larreynaga, Departamento de Leon, Nicaragua
Thursday, August 4, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 3, 2022 6:37 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 4, 2022 00:37 GMT)
2.3

5 km
29 km (18 mi)
Departamento de Managua, 16 km northeast of Nagarote, Nicaragua
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 3, 2022 3:55 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 3, 2022 21:55 GMT)
5.3

138 km
31 km (19 mi)
23 km southeast of Leon, Nicaragua

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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