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Masaya volcano
caldera 635 m / 2,083 ft
Nicaragua, 11.98°N / -86.16°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Masaya volcano eruptions:
2012, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004 (?), 2003, 2001, 1999-2000, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1993-94, 1989, 1987, 1965-85, 1948, 1946-47, 1925, 1919-24, 1918, 1913, 1906, 1904, 1902-03, 1858-59, 1858 (?), 1856-57, 1853, 1852, 1772, 1670, 1613 (?), 1586, 1570, 1551, 1524-44
Tephrochronology and radiocarbon-dated: 150 AD, 170 BC ± 100 years, 4050 BC
Typical eruption style:
effusive, sometimes lava lakes, strombolian activity
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Masaya volcano news & activity updates

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Fri, 28 Jun 2013, 15:02
Seismic recording from Masaya (MASN station, INETER)
Seismic activity remains low.
Fri, 17 May 2013, 11:30
Seismic activity has remained at normal, generally low levels during the past weeks. Occasionally, phases of weak increased tremor are visible.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013, 10:08
Current seismic signal from Masaya volcano (MASN station, INETER)
Seismic activity has generally remained low and near normal levels at the volcano over the past weeks.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013, 12:48
This morning's seismic signal at Masaya (MASN station, INETER)
Seismic activity is unstable, with a phase of weak tremor (and a regional earthquake) visible on this morning's seismogram.
Sun, 14 Apr 2013, 09:42
Last evening's seismic signal at Masaya (MASN station, INETER)
The volcano experienced what appears to be a seismic swarm and a phase of increased tremor during the night, but has calmed down again by now.
Current seismic signal at Masaya (MASN station, INETER)
Sun, 31 Mar 2013, 11:14
Current seismic signal at Masaya (MASN station, INETER)
Periods of elevated volcanic tremor continue to appear regularly at the volcano. At the moment, seismic activity is again relatively calm.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013, 15:05
Volcanic tremor has been fluctuating between elevated levels (such as yesterday and this morning) and normal background levels to which is has decreased again now.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013, 10:02
Last evening's seismic signal at Masaya (MASN station, INETER)
A phase of increased tremor occurred yesterday. Today, it has eased again to normal levels.
Mon, 4 Feb 2013, 13:02
Tremor has eased a bit today and is close to background levels.
Sun, 3 Feb 2013, 14:39
Last night's seismic recording from Masaya volcano (MASN station, INETER)
Tremor is slightly above normal background levels.

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