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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): new signs of unrest (?)
Monday Dec 14, 2015 10:26 AM | BY: T
Crater glow at Masaya volcano this morning (INETER crater webcam)
According to local press articles referring to information from INETER, the volcano's activity is on the rise, with "lava being close to the surface".
The main crater of the volcano appears covered with debris from rockfalls from the crater walls, but visible incandescence, strong degassing sounds and small flames (from combusting gasses) jetting from between cracks on the floor, suggest that lava might be not far underneath and could again lead to the formation of a new lava lake, last observed in 1999.
On the other hand, seismic activity has been at low levels and not shown significant variations recently, not suggesting that significant movements of magma towards the surface have taken place.
Also, the incandescence of the vent at the main crater has been there for a number of years already.
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Friday, Jun 28, 2013
Seismic activity remains low. [more]
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]
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