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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 BCTypical eruption style:
effusive, sometimes lava lakes, strombolian activityLast earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
Masaya volcano news & activity updates
Masaya volcano (Nicaragua): increasing lava lake activity
Friday Mar 04, 2016 15:56 PM | BY: T
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.
The following video taken on 1 March evening gives a good impression:
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016
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]
Monday, Feb 01, 2016
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. ...
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]
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]
Friday, Jun 28, 2013
Seismic activity remains low. [more]
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