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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): lava lake continues to be active, drops a bit

Tuesday Jul 12, 2016 10:37 AM | BY: T

The active lava lake of Masaya this morning (INETER crater webcam)
The active lava lake of Masaya this morning (INETER crater webcam)
The lava lake in the Santiago crater remains active, but has dropped a bit recently.
Previous news
Masaya's lava lake this morning (INETER crater webcam)
Monday, Jun 06, 2016
The lava lake remains active with little changes overall during the past weeks. Authorities have again closed public access to the crater rim. [more]
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]
View of Masaya's lava lake this afternoon (INETER crater webcam)
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]
Video snapshot of Masaya's lava lake around 28 Mar 2016
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]
View of the lava lake in Masaya's Santiago crater on 1 March 2016 (image: OrgNicAmbTv)
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]

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