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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

Masaya volcano (Nicaragua) activity update: active lava lake in summit crater since mid Dec 2015

Sunday Jan 03, 2016 03:42 AM | BY: T

The lava lake in Masaya crater on 30 Dec 2015 (image: Maria Timmer / @ScienceByMaria / twitter)
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.
Previous news
Monday, Dec 14, 2015
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". ... read all
Friday, Jun 28, 2013
Seismic recording from Masaya (MASN station, INETER)
Seismic activity remains low. ... read all
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. ... read all
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013
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. ... read all
Monday, Apr 15, 2013
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. ... read all

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