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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
Monday Jun 06, 2016 14:06 PM | BY: T
Masaya's lava lake this morning (INETER crater webcam)
The lava lake remains active with little changes overall during the past weeks. Authorities have again closed public access to the crater rim.
Friday, May 06, 2016
INETER reported that during 27 April-3 May gas emissions at Masaya's Santiago crater were at low-to-moderate levels. ... [more]
Friday, Apr 22, 2016
The lava lake in the volcano's summit crater continues to be very active and its level has risen a bit during the past days, INETER reports. ... [more]
Sunday, Apr 03, 2016
The activity of the volcano's new lava lake remains very intense. Erosion by the violently degassing ("boiling") lava continues to gradually widen the walls of the pit crater containing the lake. ... [more]
Friday, Mar 04, 2016
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. ... [more]
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]
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