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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 BC
Typical eruption style:
effusive, sometimes lava lakes, strombolian activityLast earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
Masaya volcano news & activity updates
Masaya volcano (Nicaragua) activity update
Friday Jun 28, 2013 15:02 PM | BY: T
Seismic recording from Masaya (MASN station, INETER)
Seismic activity remains low.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Seismic activity has remained at normal, generally low levels during the past weeks. Occasionally, phases of weak increased tremor are visible. [more]
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013
Seismic activity has generally remained low and near normal levels at the volcano over the past weeks. [more]
Monday, Apr 15, 2013
Seismic activity is unstable, with a phase of weak tremor (and a regional earthquake) visible on this morning's seismogram. [more]
Sunday, Apr 14, 2013
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. [more]
Sunday, Mar 31, 2013
Periods of elevated volcanic tremor continue to appear regularly at the volcano. At the moment, seismic activity is again relatively calm. [more]
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