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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): two small lava lakes active inside Santiago crater

Monday Feb 01, 2016 11:43 AM | BY: T

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.
An earthquake of magnitude 3 on Friday, felt by many residents, probably accompanied the opening of the second vent in the NE section of the crater. A third vent is in the process of forming in the SE section of the crater, the latest INETER report stated.
Previous news
The lava lake in Masaya crater on 30 Dec 2015 (image: Maria Timmer / @ScienceByMaria / twitter)
Sunday, Jan 03, 2016
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]
Crater glow at Masaya volcano this morning (INETER crater webcam)
Monday, Dec 14, 2015
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". ... [more]
Seismic recording from Masaya (MASN station, INETER)
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]
Current seismic signal from Masaya volcano (MASN station, INETER)
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013
Seismic activity has generally remained low and near normal levels at the volcano over the past weeks. [more]

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