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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: POSSIBLE VA EMS ARND 03/1300Z

Thursday Nov 03, 2016 14:45 PM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX21 at 14:32 UTC, 03/11/16 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161103/1430Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: MASAYA 344100
PSN: N1158 W08609

AREA: NICARAGUA

SUMMIT ELEV: 2083 FT [635 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2016/006

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GFS WINDS. VOLCANO WEB
CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: POSSIBLE VA EMS ARND 03/1300Z

OBS VA DTG: 03/1345Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL040 N1159 W08610 - N1158 W08608
- N1153 W08616 - N1156 W08618 - N1159 W08610 MOV
SW 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 03/2000Z SFC/FL040 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 04/0200Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 04/0800Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE LOW. ONGOING STEAM/GAS
ERUPTION WITH POSS LOW CONTENT VA EMS. WEBCAM
SHOWS DARKER TINT TO THE COLUMN. ANY POSS VA
WOULD MOV SW ARND 5-10KTS AND LIKELY DISP
QUICKLY. ...MICHAEL

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20161103/2030Z

Previous news
The active lava lake of Masaya this morning (INETER crater webcam)
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
The lava lake in the Santiago crater remains active, but has dropped a bit recently. [more]
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]

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