Get our newsletter!
: "One of the most eye-catching guides to the world’s volcanoes ever published.
: Our professional team of volcanologists and photographers offers unique travel opportunities: volcano expeditions, photo tours, and relaxed walking & study tours.
The Volcano Adventure Guide
: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
caldera 635 m / 2,083 ft
Nicaragua, 11.98°N / -86.16°WCurrent status
(4 out of 5)Masaya webcams / live data
| ReportsMasaya volcano booksMasaya 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 BCTypical eruption style:
effusive, sometimes lava lakes, strombolian activityLast earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite imagesSentinel hub
| Landsat 8
Masaya volcano news & activity updates
Thu, 3 Nov 2016, 14:45
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more
Tue, 12 Jul 2016, 10:37
The active lava lake of Masaya this morning (INETER crater webcam)
The lava lake in the Santiago crater remains active, but has dropped a bit recently.
Mon, 6 Jun 2016, 14:06
Masaya's lava lake this morning (INETER crater webcam)
The lava lake remains active with little changes overall during the past weeks. Authorities have again closed public access to the crater rim.
Fri, 6 May 2016, 12:05
INETER reported that during 27 April-3 May gas emissions at Masaya's Santiago crater were at low-to-moderate levels. ...more
Fri, 22 Apr 2016, 14:30
View of Masaya's lava lake this afternoon (INETER crater webcam)
The lava lake in the volcano's summit crater continues to be very active and its level has risen a bit during the past days, INETER reports. ...more
Sun, 3 Apr 2016, 08:32
Video snapshot of Masaya's lava lake around 28 Mar 2016
The activity of the volcano's new lava lake remains very intense. Erosion by the violently degassing ("boiling") lava continues to gradually widen the walls of the pit crater containing the lake. ...more
Fri, 4 Mar 2016, 15:56
View of the lava lake in Masaya's Santiago crater on 1 March 2016 (image: OrgNicAmbTv)
The activity of the lava lake in the Santiago crater has been increasing in the past week. In a recent bulletin, INETER mentions that the previously two ponds in two adjacent vents have now joined, probably as a result of erosion by the violently degassing and convective lava. ...more
Tue, 16 Feb 2016, 10:55
Masaya's lava lake this morning (INETER webcam)
The lava lake inside the volcano's main crater (Santiago crater) not only remains active, but its activity has been gradually increasing during the past week or so. ...more
Mon, 1 Feb 2016, 11:43
INETER reported ongoing strong seismic and surface activity. There here are currently two small lava lakes active contained in two pits inside the Santiago crater. Access to Masaya's crater rim, a very popular tourist destination, was closed to the public on Saturday. ...more
Sun, 3 Jan 2016, 03:42
The lava lake in Masaya crater on 30 Dec 2015 (image: Maria Timmer / @ScienceByMaria / twitter)
A small lava lake, approx. 10x20 meters in diameter, is active inside the main crater of the volcano. This activity seems to have started in mid December and has been continuing since.
More on VolcanoDiscovery:
A violent vulcanian-type explosion from Anak Krakatau in pictures step by step.
Exploring the unknown
: We sometimes invite you to "test" new itineraries or destinations with us. Such trips are a reduced cost and require a higher degree of flexibility, but often offer a great deal of adventure.